Smoking Cessation Links for Health Care Providers and Policymakers

Smoking Cessation Links for Health Care Providers and Policymakers
The Center for Social Gerontology
2307 Shelby Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 tel: 734 665-1126 fax: 734 665-2071

American Lung Association

American Cancer Society

Arizona Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (TEPP)
The Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (TEPP) has the goal of preventing tobacco use among Arizonans, especially children. They believe that anyone who wishes to quit using tobacco should have access to affordable, state-of-the-art cessation services and all Arizonans should also be protected from environmental tobacco. Information about their media campaign and local projects are available on their website.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) is the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). As of August 2001, the HCFA website had not been updated to reflect the name change. Of particular interest is the healthy aging portion of the website which was designed to share information about Medicare's evidence-based efforts to promote health and prevent disease in the senior population. The site serves as a distribution point for evidence reports on healthy aging, and provides descriptions of demonstration projects.

National Cancer Institute

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was established as a national philanthropy in 1972 and today it is the largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans. One area in which they concentrate grantmaking is the promotion of health and prevention of disease by reducing the harm caused by substance abuse including tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.

The Surgeon General's Tobacco Cessation Guideline
The site contains information for individuals who want to quit such as tips for getting ready to quit and making it through the first week, frequently asked questions, and myths about cessation. Health care professionals can find the 2000 Clinical Practice Guidelines, facts about smoking, and posters.

Tobacco BBS
This site provides daily news updates of events and publications around the United States and throughout the world with regards to tobacco, including smoking cessation. is a source of evidence-based data and practical support for the treatment of tobacco dependence. It is aimed at physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, psychologists, researchers, policy makers, regulators and anyone interested in the personal and public health issues connected with tobacco use around the world. All the information in is collected and reviewed by a panel of international experts, and is constantly updated to include the latest research. is produced and maintained by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, in association with the World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Cochrane Group and a panel of international experts.

World Health Organization