Smoking cessation provides immediate and long-term health benefits to smokers, although this is complicated by the addictive nature of nicotine. This page provides links to resources for both population and individual-based cessation programs, toolkits, and resources.
This toolkit, designed by researchers at the University of Colorado, is intended for a broad range of healthcare providers, including direct providers, administrators, and healthcare organizations. The toolkit provides a variety of information on education about tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and information and research on treatments.
This CDC report is an evidence based guide that helps states and state leaders implement effective tobacco control programs; such as state and community interventions, mass media campaigns, and quitlines.
Resource center for those working on the treatment of tobacco dependence throughout the world. It presents authoritative, independent, evidence-based information about the treatment of tobacco dependence.
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit. The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center creates partnerships for results with a variety of groups and institutions to develop and implement action plans around smoking cessation.
This U.S. Public Health Service publication contains strategies and guidelines to assist clinicians, smoking cessation specialists, healthcare administrators, insurers, and purchasers in identifying and assessing tobacco users and in delivering effective tobacco dependence interventions.
This site provides task force findings and recommendations regarding tobacco cessation for interventions such as quitline interventions, cell-phone based interventions, community education and smoke-free policies.
This 2000 report of the U.S. Surgeon General found that smoking rates among teens and adults could be cut in half within a decade if the nation would fully implement anti-smoking programs using effective approaches that are already available.
This 2013 World Health Organization report examines in detail the two primary strategies to provide health warnings: labels on tobacco product packaging and anti-tobacco mass media campaigns. It provides a comprehensive overview of the evidence base for warning people about the harms of tobacco use.
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on counseling to prevent tobacco use in adults and pregnant women. Additional recommendations are available for children and adolescents.
This website has useful and independent information on which smoking cessation methods work best such as counseling and support, medications, and other methods as well as information on cost and insurance coverage.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has compiled numerous fact sheets discussing tobacco control policies including taxes, smoke-free laws, prevention programs, marketing restrictions, and internet sales of tobacco.
North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC): North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) seeks to make high quality quitline services available to all smokers who want to quit. To learn about the quitline in your state or province, browse the Quitline Map of North America. To learn about quitlines around the world, browse the World Map of Quitlines.
The Asian Smokers’ Quitline is a free nationwide Asian-language quit smoking service operated by the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego. The Quitline offers self-help materials, one-on-one telephone counseling to quit smoking, and a free two-week starter kit of nicotine patches.
The Legacy Foundation and Mayo Clinic developed the EX program to help people re-learn life without cigarettes and quit for good. The site includes free quit plans, community forums, and other information about quitting.