Tobacco Cessation Resources

Failure to Act Equals Harm:  The time to act is now.

Smoking Cessation Position Statement
Approved by APNA Board of Directors October 14, 2008, provides the rationale for the American Psychiatric Nurses~ Association position that Failure to Act on Tobacco Dependence Equals Harm.
Clinical Practice Guideline
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, sponsored by the Public Health Service, includes new, effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence.
Tobacco Dependence Intervention Manual for Nurses
Manual written by nurses for nurses. Describes the treatment approach of a small group of nurses in Rochester, New York.
     
Best Practices
Presentation PowerPoint from URSON Tobacco Dependence Intervention Program, University of Rochester School of Nursing
 
Upcoming Education
Free online educational opportunities from organizations such as the National Council.
 
Smoking Cessation Toolkit
Contains a variety of information and step-by-step instruction about: low burden means of assessing readiness to quit, possible treatments, strategies for reducing relapse, and referral to community resources. (pdf)
     
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
National program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. SCLC aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit.
Additional Resources
A variety of resources from across the web compiled by the Tobacco Dependence Council.