Resources & References

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Smoking Cessation Pharmacology for prescribers
A comprehensive chart

Tobacco Dependence Medication Treatment Recommendations
For OHSU Health Professionals

Online Resources

2008 Clinical Practice Guideline Update
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. Download the 2008 update to this important new guideline for tobacco cessation.
You can also visit the US Surgeon General's website for the updated Clinicians Guide and stop smoking materials.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: In Hospitalized Smokers
Designed to assist hospitals to successfully integrate smoking cessation interventions into every hospitalization for every patient admitted who smokes. Developed by the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Clinicians (2008)
A guide for health care providers developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

How-to Guide For Treating Patients who Use Tobacco (June 2008)
This guide from Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, is based on the 2008 Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence 2008.

Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation  
A comprehensive, turn-key tobacco cessation training program that equips health professional students and licensed clinicians with knowledge and skills for assisting patients with quitting.

Tobacco Cessation Toolkit (2003)
Developed by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

Webcast: It’s Quittin’ Time: Strategies to Help Your Patients Quit Smoking
Presented by Dr. Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (Requires Windows Media Player).

"Ask and Act"
This program of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) encourages family physicians to ASK their patients about tobacco use, then ACT to help them quit.

Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: A Clinician's Guide to Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking(February 2003)
This free CME-accredited guide from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) outlines how to integrate the "5 A's" into a clinical setting serving pregnant women.

Provider Handout: How Health Care Professionals Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit  A one-page handout that describes the 5 A's intervention for pregnant women.

Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Nurses (March 2005)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ pocket guide for nurses.


CDC’s Comprehensive Website for Smoking and Tobacco Use

Ask-Advise-Refer National Smoking Cessation Initiative
American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) website provides toolkit with downloadable materials for dental hygienists.

Tobacco Free Nurses
Tobacco Free Nurses is the first national program focused on helping nurses and student nurses to stop smoking.

American Academy of Family Physicians
The AAFP's tobacco cessation program, "Ask and Act," encourages family physicians to ASK about the tobacco use habits of all of their patients, then to ACT on that information.

Arizona Tobacco Education and Prevention Program’s Health Care Continuing Education Partnership  
Participants are taught to deliver brief evidence-based interventions appropriate to the client’s readiness to quit.

Association for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)
Provides information on competencies for tobacco treatment specialists and links to training programs.

Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
This website offers training materials, including clinician packets, presentation slides and healthcare provider training manuals (with video).

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
Website offers tools for healthcare providers including a referral card to the national quitline number, presentations and posters.

National Partnership for Smoke-free Families
The National Partnership for Smoke-free Families has developed materials and tools for clinicians to help pregnant smokers quit smoking.

National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (NTCC)
The NTCC developed this microsite to give healthcare providers access to available CME-credit courses on tobacco cessation, and other resources related to quitting smoking, all in one place. provides evidence-based data and practical support for the treatment of tobacco dependence for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, psychologists, researchers, and policy makers. is produced and maintained by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, in association with the World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Cochrane Group, and an international panel of experts.