Technical Assistance and Training
Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence
Those interested in training and in standards for cessation specialist are invited to contact ATTUD, an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user.
CDC Consortium of
National Networks to Impact Populations Experiencing Tobacco-Related and Cancer
Disparities The Center for Disease Control’s Office
on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
(DCPC) have partnered to support a
consortium of national networks to advance commercial tobacco use prevention
and cancer prevention. To learn more about the networks, please click
Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
CTRI offers five web-based modules for continuing medical education to help clinicians implement the clinical practice guidelines for treating tobacco use and dependence.
BHWP Tobacco Free
& Well Body Toolkits
The Behavioral Health and
Wellness Program has published the DIMENSIONS:
Tobacco Free and Well Body Toolkits for Healthcare Providers. Through
partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the
toolkits are designed to direct healthcare providers as well as administrators
and healthcare organizations.
Developing and Improving National Toll-free Tobacco Quit-line Services - A World Health Organization Manual
This manual, based on experiences from quit lines around the world, provides technical advice and case examples for establishing and operating a national quit line service, with a focus on choosing appropriate service delivery options, optimizing population coverage and utilization, and partnerships with health-care systems. This manual is primarily intended to help low- and middle-income countries (LIMICs) in the early stages of quit line development. It can also be useful to mangers of existing quit lines to improve their services.
Mayo School of Continuing Education & Nicotine Dependence Seminar
Mayo Clinic offers an in-person training seminar for patient care for nicotine dependence and education in all areas of tobacco intervention.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
U Mass offers a program for those interested in earning the designation of "certified tobacco treatment specialist" through an intensive competency-based training program.
Certified Tobacco Dependence Treatment Specialist Training
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Tobacco Dependence Program
School of Public Health
general program website: www.tobaccoprogram.org
professional development page: http://www.tobaccoprogram.org/tobspeciatrain.htm
The Tobacco Dependence Program offers an intensive 5-day CTTS training designed for health professionals who want to provide effective tobacco dependence treatment for their patients. This training is based on the US Public Health Service Guidelines for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence and is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge, skills and tools required to meet the core competencies set forth by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD).
University of Wisconsin's Free CME/CE Program
Participants will still learn best
evidence-based practices culled from the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical
Practice Guideline:Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
(2008). Same great program—same free credits
(including 1 hour of CME).
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
American Legacy Foundation
The Quit Smoking section of the Foundation’s Website provides online resources, tips, toolkits and research findings about cessation.
American Lung Association
The Tobacco Control section of www.lungusa.org
, found under the Quit Smoking tab, includes information about quitting smoking and tobacco control for the general population,w omen and teens. The State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Initiatives report provides data on youth access laws, smoke free workplaces, cigarette taxes, and state spending on tobacco control programs.
ATTUD is an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user.
A California statewide coalition working to reduce tobacco use through collaboration with traditional tobacco control constituencies and inclusion of partners not traditionally associated with tobacco control.
Canadian Cancer Society
The online resources include information about quitlines in Canada and other cessation information.
Cancer Control Planet
The online resource portal provides access to data and resources that can help planners, program staff, and researchers to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs, including useful tobacco control information.
CDC'S Tobacco Information and Prevention
Hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this Web page offers tips on how to quit, links to reports from the Surgeon General, research, data, reports, and educational materials.
European Network of Quitlines
The European Network of Quitlines is a collaboration of countries in the European Union that are interested in establishing and improving quitline services. The online resources include a best practices guide.
Health Canada’s Go-Smokefree Initiative provides online access to information and tools on quitting, research, policy, legislation and youth.
The Helping Young Smokers Quit (HYSQ) study will be looking at a wide mix of practices now being used by youth cessation programs to determine what works. Participating programs receive study findings, tools for future self-assessment, and monetary compensation for their involvement. A complete description of the evaluation is available on the HYSQ web site.
National Cancer Institute
NCI's online resource includes data and statistics, research articles, services and treatments, prevention and more.
Supports LGBTQ local tobacco control advocates.
National Networks for Tobacco Control and Prevention
ese six National Networks provide leadership and expertise in the development of initiatives and utilization of promising practices with a focus on African Americans; Asian and Pacific Islanders; Hispanics and Latinos; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender populations; low SES populations; and Native Americans.
A five-state coalition of agencies and state health departments working to implement comprehensive tobacco cessation programs in their own states and collaborating to provide the support and technical assistance needed for other states to design and implement effective programs. Online resources include technical guides.
Partners is a national effort with support of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to study new ways of combating tobacco use and nicotine addiction, and to help translate the results and implications of this work for policy makers, practitioners, and the public.
Partnership for Prevention
a membership organization of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies advancing policies and practices, including tobacco control, to prevent disease and improve the health of all Americans.
An independent consortium of smoking cessation therapy professionals working to lower barriers to broader utilization of treatment through education and advocacy. Online resources include toolkits and guides.
A Web-based cessation program operated in association with Boston University's School of Public Health.
Online resource with tools and information that have been effective in helping smokers quit, including state and national resources, free materials, and quitting advice from the National Cancer Institute and its partners.
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
A national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco, with a mission to raise the number of health professionals and health care institutions that successfully help their patients to quit smoking.
Information on tobacco use cessation, links to a wide variety of articles, bibliographies, and other resources provided by the National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons, The Center for Social Gerontology.
An organization dedicated to stimulating the generation of new knowledge concerning nicotine in all its manifestations from molecular to societal. Online resources include new research findings.
Tobacco Free Nurses
An initiative focused on helping nurses to stop smoking funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Tobacco news and information, updated daily.
An essential resource for anyone working on the treatment of tobacco dependence throughout the world, especially for those interested in evidence-based information.
Try to Stop
A resource for smokers interested in quitting sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Health.
The WHO project was created to focus international attention, resources, and action on the global tobacco pandemic that kills 4.9 million people a year.