TOBACCO CESSATION RESOURCES 2020
for PATIENTS AND DENTAL PROFESSIONALS
Tobacco cessation is the single most effective step to lengthen and improve patients’ lives. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits and is well worth the difficulty, both for patient and professional. The dental team should seek to reinforce and compliment those patients who have recently stopped smoking.
Dental hygienists have many resources available for talking to patients about oral cancer, tobacco cessation and periodontal disease. Dental hygiene professionals are encouraged to spread awareness and share resources with their patients for disease prevention and detection. The Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) website features information on holding free oral cancer screenings, as well as resources for oral health professionals on topics such as tobacco cessation programs and the destructive and contagious human papilloma virus (HPV). ADHA is proud to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to share and promote the first federal national tobacco education campaign—Tips From Former Smokers.
Margaret's continuing work in tobacco cessation has been an asset to her community for her work. She was a past Advisory Committee Member for the ADHA Tobacco Intervention Initiative and is currently the liasion for Washington State Tobacco Cessation. See also below for some online resources available from her.
CONTINUING 2020 POSTERS FOR PATIENT TOBACCO CESSATION - JUST CLICK AND PRINT
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TOBACCO CESSATION LINKS 2020
SITES FOR PATIENTS
LATEST A Better Way to Quit (Fred Hutchinson)
The Great American Smokeout takes place every year in November by support of the 100-year old American Cancer Society to encourage smokers quit for at least one day, in hopes they will quit forever. Since 1977 communities have offered cessation classes, 'cold turkey' lunches, and more to support quitters during the Smokeout.
SITES FOR DENTAL PROFESSIONALS
Program for Dental Hygienists: Save a Life in 3 Minutes (PDF)
• Tobacco Cessation Training Videos for Effective Motivational Interviewing: The University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry has put together two videos showing both an effective and ineffective motivational interviewing method for tobacco cessation.
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