Practicing Medicine Providing Care Smoking Cessation Toolkit

Smoking Cessation Toolkit

Tips to quit

Kicking the habit: Resources to help your patients stop smoking

The AOA partners with the CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign to help physicians assist patients with smoking cessation.

Nearly half of smokers try to quit each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and the majority of tobacco and nicotine users say they want to quit, yet only 4 to 7 percent will succeed.

To help physicians, the AOA has partnered with the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health to provide DOs with free, evidence-based resources to assist their patients as they attempt to quit smoking.


Resources to help address smoking cessation

Stories from former smokers

The CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign features real stories from people living with smoking-related conditions and diseases.

Why patients should quit

The Health Care Professionals section features tools DOs can share with their patients.

  • The Reasons to Quit Smoking handout explains how quitting smoking can improve people’s health and appearance as well as their quality of life.
  • This conversation card helps guide DOs as they discuss quitting smoking with their patients.
Tools to quit for good

Campaign in the news

The AOA developed a number of articles providing background information on the materials available for physicians and looking at the prevalence of smoking among military personnel.

Kicking the habit: Free resources to help your patients quit smoking

Cigarette use a major health risk to miliary service members

Cigarette use one of most significant health risks to military service members

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