- National Cancer Institute provides accurate, up-to-date information and professional assistance to help support the needs of people trying to quit smoking. Available resources include SmokefreeTXT, a mobile text messaging service designed for adults and young adults who are trying to quit; free quit smoking apps; an online chat feature; quizzes and printable resources.
- State Quitlines (US): For help from your state quitline, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). This is a free service to help people stop smoking or quit other forms of tobacco use. Calling this number will connect you directly to your state quitline, with trained coaches who provide information and help with quitting.
- The American Cancer Society provides free web-based and downloadable resources to help tobacco users quit smoking. Its “Guide to Quitting Smoking” has information about the benefits of quitting, available medications that may help, setting a quit date, and managing withdrawal symptoms.
- The American Heart Association gives information on quitting smoking including benefits of quitting, medications, dealing with urges, and other resources.
- The American Lung Association has resources for smokers interested in quitting including cessation tips and information about their Freedom from Smoking program, as well as tips for family members and friends supporting someone in their quit attempt.
- ATTUD Treatment Provider Listing Treatment providers and programs may choose to list their services or for a list of providers.
- Become an EX allows smokers to develop a personalized quit plan and has cessation resources including videos and email or text messages.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers numerous resources for tobacco users trying to quit including information about cessation, the Tips campaign ads and links to smokefree.gov.
- The National Cancer Institute’s “Skip the Dip” webpage lists tips for quitting smokeless tobacco/dip, including dealing with triggers, managing cravings and handling mood changes.
Resources for Dental Professionals:
Dental specific information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Tips from Former Smokers Campaign
- Fact sheet about Tips and how dental professionals can get involved and support patients
- FAQs for Health Care Providers
- FAQs about how quitlines work and their effectiveness
- A printable, pocket-sized tobacco intervention card
that lists the steps for conducting a brief tobacco intervention with your patients
- Conducting a brief 2A intervention featuring Tim McAfee, MD, director of CDC's Office on Smoking and Health. This video shares the steps that you can take to conduct brief interventions with your patients.
- Tips From Former Smokers Download Center for videos to show in your waiting room, print ads, etc.
- ADA-certified online dental course, produced by the Maricopa County Health Department in Arizona, that can help you learn how to help your patients.
- Talk With Your Dental Team posters to inspire your patients to quit (in English or Spanish). Hang them in your dental practice or office, where patients will see them every day.
- CDC Download Center videos, print ads, and other Tips campaign materials from the CDC to display in your waiting room.
- Explain how smoking is linked to gum disease and tooth loss. Use Brett and Felicita from Tips ads as examples of what can happen to patients.
- Suggest that your patients visit the I'm Ready to Quit! page on the Tips Web site. Link to it from your practice's Web site.
- Let your patients know that they can get free quit help by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) (for Spanish speakers).
FDA: The Real Cost Campaign
FDA's first youth tobacco prevention campaign, "The Real Cost," seeks to educate these at-risk youth about the harmful effects of tobacco use. The goal is to prevent young people who are open to smoking from trying it and to reduce the number of youth who move from experimenting with tobacco to regular use.
Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Program
New York City health department recently sent Oral Health and Smoking Quit Kits to dentists and dental hygienists in NYC. These resources are now freely available online.
Tobacco Cessation Toolkit for Indiana Dental Practices
A collaborative effort between the Indiana University School of Dentistry and the Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The Toolkit is based on the US PHS Clinical Practice Guideline as well as other resources which enabled them to customize its content for Indiana oral health providers. http://www.indental.org/Latest-Updates/Tobacco-Cessation-Toolkit-for-Indiana-Dental-Practice
- Tobacco Free! Curriculum Tobacco Dependence Training for Oral Health Educators and Clinicians