Tools & Resources: Tobacco

Clinical & Health System Resources

A Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. A U.S. Public Health Service Report
A summary of U.S. Public Health Service recommendations for clinical interventions and health system changes to promote the treatment of tobacco dependence.

American Association of Health Plans
Has a catalog of brochures, posters, videos and other materials for use by healthcare providers with pregnant smokers and a resource guide to help health plans design, implement, and evaluate tobacco control initiatives.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Offers educational bulletins, a self-instructional manual/tool kit for obstetric providers to help pregnant smokers quit, and patient and office materials.

National Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit
Has research findings on interventions to promote smoke-free pregnancies; a virtual mini-fellowship, documentation and flow sheets for patient records, and a list of telephone quit lines to which providers can refer pregnant patients.

Professional Assisted Cessation Therapy
Has office smoking cessation assistance resources that can be downloaded for use by healthcare providers, the publicationReimbursement for Smoking Cessation Therapy: A Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide, summaries of medical journal articles, and more.

Put Prevention Into Practice
Planning and evaluation tools/resources for healthcare systems, clinicians, and clinic staff developed by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Surgeon General’s Web site
Offers many materials for health systems and clinicians including a guide on treating tobacco use and dependence for health care administrators, insurers, managed care organizations, and purchasers and a quick reference guide for clinicians based on U.S. Public Health Service recommendations.
Provides evidence-based information on the efficacy and safety of treatments for tobacco dependence, as well as policy recommendations to support tobacco treatment.

Smoking Cessation Resources for Patients from

Smoking Cessation Resources from the National Women’s Health Information Center
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Smoking Cessation Resources from the CDC
Resources may be viewed and/or ordered online, and include products geared for teens, African Americans, and other audiences.

Community Partners & Programs

American Legacy Foundation
The Foundation was established by the 1998 tobacco settlement to reduce tobacco use in the U.S. It has initiatives reaching youth, women, and priority populations (e.g. pregnant women) via grants, research, marketing campaigns, and training programs. Sponsors a youth activism program.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Sponsors many programs to educate adolescents about the dangers of tobacco and to involve them in efforts to fight back against the tobacco industry.

National Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit
Has materials for organizations, pregnant smokers, and prenatal care providers.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
RWJ is the largest U.S. foundation devoted to improving the health of Americans. One of its priority issues for grant-making is reducing the harm caused by use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.

State Contacts
· State health agency tobacco Web sites and State American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute contacts from Cancer Control Planet

Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS)
The CDC tobacco homepage. Access research, educational materials, state information, tobacco-related sports initiatives, “Celebrities Against Smoking,” and the Media Campaign Resource Center for Tobacco Control, which provides access to hundreds of television, radio, print, and billboard ads that are licensed by the CDC to promote widespread use. (The media center also offers technical assistance to help launch media campaigns.)

Best Practices

Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs
An evidence-based guide to help states plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use in schools, communities, and statewide. Includes tobacco control program funding models for all states and the District of Columbia.

Cancer Control Planet
Research-tested programs to help current smokers quit and to keep others from starting.

CDC Guidelines for School Health Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use and Addiction
See also the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report article, Effectiveness of School-Based Programs as a Component of a Statewide Tobacco Control Initiative – Oregon, 1999-2000, which suggests that implementation of these guidelines can be an effective element of state tobacco control programs.

Program and Funding Guidelines for Comprehensive Local Tobacco Control Programs
These guidelines discuss how to allocate local funds to ensure effective tobacco control programs and provide a framework that local public health officials can use to discuss the allocation of funds from the Master Settlement Agreement.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence-A Systems Approach. A Guide for Health Care Administrators, Insurers, Managed Care Organizations, and Purchasers.

Tobacco Law

Policy Resources

AMCHP Fact Sheet: Smoking Cessation Makes Cents: The Cost-Effectiveness of Tobacco Interventions
Summarizes data demonstrating the cost-effectiveness of recommended smoking cessation interventions, particularly those targeting pregnant women.

AMCHP Fact Sheet: Tobacco Use Cessation and Youth
Makes clear the need for more smoking cessation programs for adolescents and outlines national objectives and recommendations for adolescent tobacco cessation.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Explains federal and state initiatives to reduce tobacco use and details the “toll of tobacco use” in individual states.

Priorities Among Recommended Clinical Preventive Services
Assesses the relative value (based on disease burden and cost-effectiveness) of clinical preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The article can be viewed on-line for a fee.

State Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco-Dependence Treatments — United States, 1998 and 2000

State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System
Integrates current and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control.

Tobacco Control Resource Center
Project of Northeastern University School of Law with links to important tobacco litigation and news.

Tobacco Control State Highlights Reports
Published by CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), these reports analyze current state investments in tobacco control, discussing them in the context of health and economic consequences of tobacco use specific to the state, and comparing current investments with the funding ranges contained in CDC’s Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs.
Provides evidence-based information on the health economics associated with treatment for tobacco dependence.


American Legacy Foundation First Look Reports
Present findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, the Legacy Media Tracking Survey, and other Legacy surveys and studies. Topics include what youth think about smoking, youth access to cigarettes, and more.

Surgeon General’s Reports on Tobacco Use

National Cancer Institute Fact Sheets and Monographs

For More Information

For more information, call the CDC Office on Smoking and Health – 770-488-5703.

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