Quit-smoking Solutions for Healthcare Settings
- American Academy of Family Physicians “Ask & Act” Cessation Program: encourages family physicians to ASK their patients about tobacco use, then ACT to help them quit. Web resources include a practice toolkit.
- American Medical Association physician resources for smoking and tobacco control: Management of Tobacco Dependence Roundtable video course and other materials.
- CEASE (Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure): the CEASE Module was developed to help child healthcare clinicians adjust their office setting to address family tobacco use in a routine and effective manner.
- The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists clinician guide for tobacco cessation for pregnant and postpartum women.
- Tobacco Free Nurses cessation and tobacco control resources specifically targeted for nurses, including a library of references by and about nurses and tobacco control.
- Registered Nurses Association of Ontario/Tobacco Free RNAO smoking cessation Best Practice Guideline and other education and smoking intervention resources.
For Dental Professionals:
- American Dental Hygienists’ Association Ask. Advise. Refer.: a national smoking cessation initiative designed to promote cessation intervention by dental hygienists consistent with recommended guidelines.
- American Dental Association (ADA): information for dentists about smoking (tobacco) cessation and oral health education.
- “Give Tobacco the Boot”: an ADA hand-out on oral health risks of tobacco use designed to prompt discussion between dentists and their patients.
- Hospital Tobacco Cessation: Partnership for Prevention/Action To Quit initiative.
- Smoking Cessation Leadership Center best practices tool: best practices in tobacco use policies and protocols for hospitals and health systems.
For Behavioral Health Professionals (Mental Health and Substance Abuse):
- Smoking Cessation Leadership Center behavioral health resources: information for tobacco treatment for people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
- Tobacco Cessation Leadership Network Bringing Everyone Along: a resource guide assists health professionals treating tobacco use in patients with mental health or substance abuse disorders.
Free technical assistance is available for healthcare systems. The University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training provides free technical assistance and training to Massachusetts health systems to meet Meaningful Use requirements, Patient-Centered Medical Home requirements, and/or Joint Commission standards. Assistance is also available for quality improvement efforts of existing tobacco intervention programs. Recent research shows that a comprehensive tobacco cessation program can assist hospitals in preventing readmissions.*
*1 Rigotti NA, Clair C, Munafo MR, Stead L. Cochrane Library 2012, September, 2012