TOBACCO CESSATION RESOURCES 2022
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 the dental patient and the dental 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 has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to share and promote the first federal national tobacco education campaign—Tips From Former Smokers.
The Author's work in tobacco cessation has been an asset to her community. 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.
* Note 1-800-QUIT-NOW is a toll-free number operated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that will connect directly to the state's tobacco quitline. The number serves as a national portal to link callers to the state's quitline based on the area code.
TOBACCO CESSATION LINKS 2022
ADULT QUITTING SITES
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.
The World No Tobacco Day is held each year in May and is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
TEEN AND KID SITES
TOBACCO-RELATED ORAL DISEASE SITES
HEAD AND NECK/ORAL CANCER SITES
DENTAL PROFESSIONAL SITES
LATEST Tobacco Change Package (CDC)
The Million Hearts® Tobacco Cessation Change Package provides a list of evidence-based process improvements clinicians and health systems can implement to deliver optimal treatment to patients who use tobacco. It contains road-tested resources, shared by health systems and clinicians, that you can adapt to fit your setting and patient population. The change package complements existing protocols and guidance, creating a suite of practical materials you and your team can put into action.
Additional models for treatment implementation have evolved since development of the 5As. Ask, Advise, Refer (AAR) and Ask, Advise, Connect (AAC) emphasize connection of patients to treatment extenders. Additional models for treatment implementation have evolved since development of the 5As. Ask, Advise, Refer (AAR) and Ask, Advise, Connect (AAC) emphasize connection of patients to treatment extenders.
ORAL DISEASE SITES
GENERAL TOBACCO USE SITES
• Tobacco Cessation Training Videos for Effective Motivational Interviewing: The University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry, has two videos showing both effective AND ineffective motivational interviewing method.
QUICK QUESTIONS/ANSWERS (Conchrane Review)
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Updated 8/1/2022 Production by Fehrenbach and Associates