(Access to Coverage of Tobacco Treatment In Our Nation)
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Individuals who live with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders are twice as likely to smoke as other people and consume 44 percent of all cigarettes smoked in America. When seeking mental health treatment, heavy smokers report substantially poorer well-being, greater symptom burden, and more functional disability compared to non-smokers. Individuals with mental health conditions should be asked if they are smokers and advised to quit, and identified smokers should have smoking cessation integrated into their overall treatment plan.
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)
SCLC builds partnerships between behavioral health and tobacco cessation services to increase nicotine dependence treatment resources in communities.
Tobacco Cessation Leadership Network (TCLN)
TCLN’s “Bringing Everyone Along” project provides resources to assist health professionals adapt their treatment services to the unique needs of tobacco users with mental health and substance use disorders.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
The NAMI Hearts & Minds program is an online, interactive, educational initiative promoting smoking cessation and other healthy choices for those who live with mental illness.
Smoking and Mental Illness – CDC New
Smoking and Mental Illness – NAMI
Tobacco Treatment for Persons with Substance Use Disorders - Signal BHN
A smoking cessation toolkit for substance abuse treatment providers.
Smoking Cessation for Persons with Mental Illnesses - CU Denver
A smoking cessation toolkit for mental health providers.
Tobacco-Free Toolkit for Community Health Facilities - CU Denver
A policy toolkit for creating a tobacco-free environment in public health care organizations and treatment facilities.
Tobacco-Free Living in Psychiatric Settings - NASMHPD
A best practice toolkit for creating a tobacco-free psychiatric setting.
Intensive Tobacco Dependence Intervention: Persons Challenged by Mental Illness - URMC
A tobacco dependence intervention manual written by nurses for nurses.
Resource Guide for Health Professionals Providing Tobacco Cessation Services for People with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders - TCLN
A resource guide providing recommendations for a variety of health professionals in different settings.
Helping People with Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Quit Smoking—University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
A Hidden Epidemic: Tobacco Use and Mental Illness—Legacy hosted a special Warner Series Lecture to address a devastating trend in public health
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