An Overview on U.S. State Laws

To read an overview on state laws incorporating behavioral health and tobacco treatment, click here.  

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The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) is an organization of nicotine tobacco treatment specialists and researchers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user.

ATTUD has international reach, with members in the U.S., Canada, the UK and nearly two dozen other countries. If you are seeking help to quit smoking, you can find a list of resources, organizations and credentialed counselors who provide nicotine and tobacco cessation treatment here.

If you are a treatment professional, there are benefits to becoming a member.

Have a question?

We are here to help! Email us at [email protected]

World No Tobacco Day Video Contest

ATTUD is once again hosting an annual World No Tobacco Day Video Contest. Find all of the information you need and submission instructions here. See examples of videos that placed in 2022 by clicking on the video  titles below. Please submit your video for consideration! 

ATTUD Behavioral Health Committee Mission Statement

"We aspire to promote strong collaborative relationships among tobacco/nicotine dependence, mental health and addiction treatment and recovery stakeholders in order to stimulate the development of agency, state and national policies.  

 We do this to create, support and coordinate enhanced tobacco/nicotine dependence treatment and recovery integration in all aspects of a person’s wellness. We make every effort to improve health equity by integrating tobacco/nicotine dependence treatment to reduce health inequities for all those with a tobacco disorder.  

 We promote modernized language in research articles, education/training and clinical care settings that will remove stigma and empowers persons who use commercial tobacco/nicotine products to live healthier, tobacco/nicotine free lifestyles. The “words we use” matter. The focus of our work is tobacco/nicotine dependence treatment and recovery and should not be understood as “smoking cessation."

The Benefits of Membership

  • Belong to a professional community of Tobacco Treatment Specialist
  • Stay current with the cutting-edge science of treating tobacco dependence.  
  • Contribute to and learn from an active professional listserv.
  • Be part of ongoing efforts to further develop the tobacco treatment specialization
  • Work together to advocate for third party reimbursement for tobacco dependence treatment and other policy change
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Certification for Tobacco Treatment Professionals

Final preparations are underway! For updates, watch this space and ATTUD listserv announcements