Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices


Smoking Cessation Resources for Administrators.  

Providers and Staff are invited to take a peek too!   

1.  Tobacco-Free Toolkit for Community Health Facilities

This comprehensive toolkit was developed by smoking cessation professionals at the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program at the University of Colorado Denver. It can be used by various types of community health sites, including mental health and addiction providers. The materials are intended for any organizations considering or implementing tobacco-free policies.  Access by clicking here.  

2.  Tobacco Treatment for Persons with Substance Use Disorders:  A Toolkit for Substance Abuse Treatment Providers 

This toolkit, also from the State of Colorado, provides substance use treatment providers with a comprehensive look at smoking cessation and ideas for developing treatment content.  The toolkit is available here.    

3.  Ask and Act Program:  

Help create an office culture that promotes tobacco cessation with this important manual from the American Academy of Family Physician's (AAFP).  Access by clicking here.  

4.  Tobacco 101:  Fact Sheets for a Foundational Knowledge in Tobacco and Cessation 

This MD QUIT resource offers a collection of "fact sheets" on various tobacco and cessation topics, from e-cigarettes to social justice issues.  Access this resource by clicking here.  

5. Nicotine Replacement and Medication Video and FAQ

In this video, Dr. Marc Fishman, a psychiatrist, gives useful information about using nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medication for smoking cessation. He discusses issues specific to using pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation with behavioral health populations, pregnant women and adolescents. His video can be accessed here.

MD QUIT has created a guide with answers to frequently asked questions about NRT and medication to supplement Dr. Fishman's video. The guide can be accessed here.


6.  SAMHSA'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCE:  Enhance Your State's Tobacco Cessation Efforts Among the Behavioral Health Population

This resource, offered by SAMHSA, equips administrators with scientific support to help initiatiate smoking cessation services at their site.  Integrating smoking cessation as part of behavioral health services is important to both substance abuse and mental health recovery outcomes.  This resource will provide the administrator with the essential talking points so everyone at the organization is working toward the same goal of smoking cessation in behavioral health.  Refer here to use this excellent resource.