TOBACCO CESSATION RESOURCES 2019
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).
Margaret's continuing work in tobacco cessation has been an asset to her community for over twenty-six years. She was a past Advisory Committee Member for the ADHA Tobacco Intervention Initiative for over 6 years. She is currently the Washington State Tobacco Cessation. Margaret is also available for tobacco cessation education seminars for oral health. See also below for some online resources available from her.
NEW 2019 POSTERS FOR PATIENT TOBACCO CESSATION - JUST CLICK AND PRINT
(in Copyright Free Color PDFs for Paper Size 8"x11")
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TOBACCO CESSATION LINKS 2019
SITES FOR PATIENTS
GENERAL QUITTING SITES
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.
QUITTING SITES FOR TEEN AND KIDS
SITES ON TOBACCO-RELATED MOUTH DISEASE
SITES ON MOUTH CANCER
SITES FOR DENTAL PROFESSIONALS
Program for Dental Hygienists: Save a Life in 3 Minutes (PDF)
ORAL DISEASE INFORMATION
MEDIA RESOURCES *
• 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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Updated 2/1/2019 Production by Fehrenbach and Associates