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Smoking Cessation

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.

The Quit Smoking Guide provides a smoking cessation guide with information about why to quit, how to quit,   how to stay smoke-free and how to help a quitter.

DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers

BHwellness 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.

Smokefree Quitline

Tobacco Control Network is a resource that is intended to help smokers quit smoking and remain nonsmokers.

Tobacco Dependence Treatment Resource

Treat Tobacco 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.

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center 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.

Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure

The Community Guide 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.

Population Based Smoking Cessation

National Institutes of Health This 2000 National Cancer Institute Monograph assesses the effects of tobacco control programs or public policy change on smoking behavior.

A Report of the Surgeon General: Reducing Tobacco Use

U.S. Public Health ServiceThis 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.

What Works: A Guide to Quit Smoking Methods

National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative 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.

Tobacco Control Policies Factsheets

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids CTFK 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.

Asian Smokers' Quitline

Asian Smokers QuitlineThe 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.

EX: a new way to think about quitting smoking

become an ex smoker 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.