Tobacco Dependence / Smoking Cessation Resources

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses are Champions in Translating Evidence into Effective Tobacco Treatment for Every Patient, at Every Visit, in Every Setting

APNA recognizes the devastating effects of smoking, especially among the clients served by nurses employed in mental health settings. SAMHSA reports that, compared with the general population, people with mental or substance use disorders are more likely to smoke, buy cigarettes, and get sick or die of tobacco-related causes.Through these expert-vetted resources and education, psychiatric-mental health nurses are empowered to increase their individual provider knowledge and skills, educate students and fellow practitioners, and implement change in employing institutions.

APNA Nursing Competencies for Treating Tobacco Use Disorders 
TUD competencies that are consistent with the nursing scope of practice.


Current Data & Statistics
Get demographic and other tobacco use information from the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

General Resources
Find general resources related tobacco use, smoking cessation, treatment, and more.


Clinical Practice Guidelines, Guides & Reports
Learn current guidelines for assessment and treatment of tobacco dependence.

Screening Tools & Assessments
Use these empirically validated nicotine dependency assessment tools in your practice to assess for tobacco dependence.

Access webinars, clinical education resources, and more on tobacco dependence and smoking cessation.


Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
Learn more about the current evidence surrounding Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).

Co-occurring Disorders, Special & Vulnerable Populations
Find information about risks associated tobacco use amongst pregnant women, children & youth, and those living with mental illness

PMHN Approaches & Initiatives
Project summaries of initiatives implemented by psychiatric-mental health nurses who participated in the APNA Virtual Nursing Academy Champions for Smoking Cessation.




Get Involved

Join the online discussion community for the APNA Addictions Council Advisory Panel on Member Bridge! (Members Only)

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