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The websites listed below will help you develop a proactive approach to care for patients who use tobacco.

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Professional Association Anti-Tobacco Initiatives
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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: A Clinical Practice Guideline  
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Integrating Tobacco Control in Healthcare Systems
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Treating Special Populations
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Treating Smokeless Tobacco Users

Professional Association Anti-Tobacco Initiatives

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 American Academy of Family Physicians: Tobacco and Smoking
Learn the AAFP’s positions on tobacco treatment and tobacco law.
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American Academy of Periodontology: Gum Disease Risk Factors
Access the latest research about the relationship between smoking cessation and periodontology.
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American Association for Respiratory Care: Tobacco Resources
Materials and information to help respiratory therapists treat tobacco-using patients.
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American Dental Hygienists' Association: Ask. Advise. Refer.
Material and Information to help dental hygienists treat tobacco-using patients.
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American Medical Association: Secondhand Smoke Initiative
Learn about the Association's efforts to increase physician knowledge about, methods for educating patients and their families, and variety of tools and resources available to implement a comprehensive tobacco smoke reduction program in their practice..
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Tobacco Free Nurses
Created through a partnership of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Nurses Foundation, American Nurses Association and the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Associations, this site helps nurses help their patients quit smoking as well as quit smoking themselves.
 


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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: A Clinical Practice Guideline

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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians
Summarizes the guideline
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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline
Links to all the chapters in the complete guideline book.
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Smokefree.gov: Resources for Health Professionals
Multiple web resources designed to help providers treat tobacco use and dependence.
 
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Integrating Tobacco Control into Healthcare Systems

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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: A Systems Approach
Six strategies recommended for health care administrators, insurers, managed care organizations, and purchasers to support clinicians in treating tobacco use and dependence.
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Addressing Tobacco in Managed Care: A Resource Guide for Health Plans
A step-by-step guide for implementing systems and policy changes in health plans to promote tobacco control.
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Professional Assisted Cessation Therapy (PACT)
Download two excellent toolkits: Reimbursement for Smoking Cessation Therapy: A Health Care Practitioner’s Guide and Employers’ Smoking Cessation Guide: Practical Approaches to a Costly Workplace Problem (which emphasizes purchasing health plans with tobacco cessation benefits).
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Joint Commission Performance Measure Initiatives:  Screening and Treating Tobacco and Alcohol Use
This new measure set is intended to enhance and broaden the scope of the existing measures and ultimately replace the current National Hospital Quality Measures for Adult Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling in the acute myocardial infarction (AMI-4), heart failure (HF-4), and pneumonia (PN-4) measure sets. On March 1, 2010, a 6-month pilot-testing phase began to 1) assess the reliability of the measures and their associated data elements, and 2) obtain information about how the measures and specifications can be enhanced to provide more reliable data.
 


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Treating Special Populations of Tobacco Users

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The Provider’s Guide to Quality & Culture
This guide helps health care providers to develop cultural competency.
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Resources for Health Professionals
The smokefree.gov web site was created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute, with important contributions from other nationally recognized agencies and organizations.
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Nursing@USC: A Century of Smoking in Women's History
A timeline depicting the past 100 years of milestones that have influenced women's decisions to smoke.


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Treating Smokeless Tobacco Users

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National Spit Tobacco Education Program
How to break the tie between baseball and smokeless tobacco.
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Smokeless Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting
This user-friendly website by the National Institutes of Health teaches spit tobacco users how to quit.
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Texas Cancer Data Center: Spit Tobacco Background Information
Describes the mechanisms through which smokeless tobacco causes dental problems.

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