U.S. PHS Clinical Practice Guideline Provides Roadmap on Treating Tobacco Use
In 2008, the U.S. Public Health Service released an updated Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. The Guideline synthesizes more than 8,700 peer-reviewed articles and contains updated recommendations for clinicians, health systems, smokers and policymakers on successfully treating tobacco dependence.
The full Guideline, and other materials for clinicians and patients, is available at https://www.ahrq.gov
Other Recommended Reading
Other Web Sites
- Free AHEC CME (Florida) - AHEC offers online continuing education program used for health care professionals. Upon completion of the modules health care professionals will have a greater understanding of tobacco-related health issues and treatment modalities.
- Health Care Professionals Help Your Patients Quit Smoking - Clinicians can play a key role in fighting tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. No matter what your specialty is, clinicians know the drastic effects that smoking can have on a patient’s health. Getting started often takes support and motivation from trusted sources, like clinicians.
- Online Tobacco CEUs - These CEU Courses address the topic of Tobacco Dependence and Treatment. These CE hours are particularly useful to those working in addiction treatment settings or clinics and for Tobacco Prevention Specialists. CEU hours are approved for Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Substance Abuse Counselors and others.
- Online Guide to Quit Smoking (NCI)
- NIDA for Teens
- Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers - NIDA, the National Cancer Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Studying new ways to combat tobacco use
- The Virtual Office of the Surgeon General - Guidelines to Quit Smoking
- MEDLINEplus Health Information on Substance Abuse - National Library of Medicine, NIH
- www.abovetheinfluence.com - Office of National Drug Control Policy