Resources for Health Care Professionals
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Smokefree.gov Mobile Interventions
QuitNowTXT Message Library
The QuitNowTXT text messaging library was developed to provide health departments, academic institutions, and government agencies with an algorithm and database of messages designed to serve as smoking cessation intervention for individuals who are ready to quit smoking. The library includes day-specific messages including keyword responses. The full library and overview can be downloaded here:
Overview - PDF
Message Library - Excel
**Note: Developers creating any programs based on the QuitNowTXT library assume all risk and responsibility. Programs developed from this library are not endorsed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or other federal agencies, and statements indicating support or endorsement by the federal government may not be used.
SmokefreeTXT Text Messaging Program
SmokefreeTXT is a mobile-based smoking cessation intervention designed for teens and adults across the United States who are ready to quit smoking. SmokefreeTXT was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help individuals stop smoking for good.
Sign up for SmokefreeTXT today
Materials for Distribution
About Smokefree.gov Fact Sheet
Provides detailed information about the features and resources on Smokefree.gov available to individuals who currently smoke and are considering quitting. The Web site, Smokefree.gov was designed to address smoking-related topics relevant to smokers such as stress, secondhand smoke, and withdrawal. The fact sheet also highlights resources available to smokers that connect them to expert services such as LiveHelp instant messaging and the National Cancer Institute’s Quitline (1-877-44U-QUIT).
BecomeAnEX is a free three-step plan to re-learn life without cigarettes and quit smoking for good. EX will help you pick your smoking apart into little pieces you can tackle one by one. Once you begin, you’ll start to look at quitting smoking not as one huge war, but as a series of small battles you can actually see yourself winning.
Treatobacco.net provides evidence-based data and practical support for the treatment of tobacco dependence. It is aimed at physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, psychologists, researchers, and policy makers. Treatobacco.net 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 a panel of international experts.
Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.
The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. portal provides access to Web-based resources that can assist in: assessing the cancer burden in a given state; identifying potential partner organizations; understanding the current research findings; accessing and downloading evidence-based programs and products; and providing guidelines for planning and evaluation.
The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General
Released in May 2004, this report reveals that smoking causes disease in nearly every organ of the body. It expands on the list of illnesses and conditions linked to cigarette smoking that was discussed in the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking.
NIDA InfoFacts: Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products
This NIDA InfoFact sheet discusses statistics associated with smoking and tobacco use, health hazards, promising research, and treatments that are available to help smokers quit. It is also available in Spanish.
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008 Update: Clinical Practice Guideline
A comprehensive document, this guideline contains evidence-based strategies and recommendations designed to assist clinicians, tobacco dependence treatment specialists, and others in delivering and supporting effective treatments for tobacco use and dependence. For the guideline and tools for intervening with tobacco users, go to:
Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users
Available in both English and Spanish, this booklet is a companion of the Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Clinical Practice Guideline. It is written in an easy-to-understand format and includes educational and motivational messages and resources to help patients/consumers quit smoking. Go to:
http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/tobacco/helpsmokers.htm (En español)
Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General
An August 2000 report offering a composite review of the various educational, clinical, regulatory, economic, and comprehensive methods used to reduce and prevent tobacco use.
Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General
Released March 2001, this report summarizes the health issues and consequences of smoking for women in the U.S.
North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC)
The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) is the only non-profit organization in North America dedicated to advancing the field of quitlines through programs in the areas of research, education, training, policy, and communication. NAQC’s 400 quitline stakeholders - f—funders, service providers, researchers, and national organizations –—learn from each other and improve quitline services to decrease the toll of tobacco- related diseases and deaths in North America.