We’ve completely redesigned the way you can engage your patients and communities regarding the 5A's (brief interventions for tobacco treatment) and 5R's (motivational interviewing for tobacco treatment readiness) and Tobacco Treatment Pharmacotherapy Options.
Tobacco Treatment Resources For Health Care Providers
Here is an infographic with the 5As: a brief intervention for tobacco treatment. The 5 major steps are Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange. Download
This infographic defines the 5Rs: a motivational interviewing for tobacco treatment readiness. These 5 steps are to motivate those who smoke and are unwilling to quit. The 5 R's are: Relevance, Risks, Rewards, Roadblocks, and Repetition. Download
Tobacco Treatment Pharmacotherapy Options
This infographic is a quick reference tool for healthcare providers to view tobacco treatment pharmacotherapy options as well as nicotine withdrawal management pharmacotherapy. It also includes a quick guide to a best practice evidence-based clinician approach. Download
Stopping Tobacco Use Promotes Recovery Among People Living with Mental Illnesses
This brief presents the tobacco use disparities among individuals living with mental illness. Tobacco use hinders recovery by increasing poor physical health outcomes, exacerbating mental health symptoms, causing individuals to have less expendable income, and presenting challenges to affordable housing. Download
Behavioral Health Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Kentucky Medicaid Recipients
This policy brief entails a proposal for further research regarding tobacco treatment interventions among people with mental illness. Download
Tobacco Treatment Reimbursement Guide
A Guide for Kentucky Mental and Behavioral Healthcare Providers. Download
Tobacco Use and Suicide Risk
As rates of mental health challenges increase in the United States, reducing risk factors for suicide remains a public health concern. Tobacco use is an important factor associated with increased suicide risk. Download
Tobacco Treatment Specialists
A TTS is someone who has a thorough understanding and the required training to carry out evidence-based interventions that help individuals struggling with tobacco addiction. They are experts in addressing the negative health impacts of tobacco use, providing support for individuals who desire tobacco use treatment and advocating strategies to promote tobacco-free environments.
Additional Behavioral Health and Tobacco Policy and Treatment Resources From Our Partners
American Lung Association
- This guide is for mental health and substance use professionals.
BH The Change
BH The Change is a searchable depository of tobacco related resources funded by the CDC.
- This toolkit encourages a strengthened focus in identifying and addressing tobacco-related health disparities among individuals with MH/SUDs.
- This toolkit provides background on tobacco use in the BH population and recommended methods for creating change.
- An infographic outlining the severity of tobacco use in behavioral health populations.
- A downloadable toolkit for Program Directors and Clinicians that can help clinicians implement a tobacco cessation program for individuals with serious mental illness.
Behavioral Health and Wellness Program
- View Projects by the BH WELLNESS team.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- A 1-page document with 5 important realities about patients with mental illness who smoke.
- CDC's Home Page for Mental Health.
- Related Mental Health in the Workplace infographic
- Visit this page to find fact sheets, data, shareable content, and other tools.
- Search this depository for infographics and other shareable media related to smoking and tobacco use.
- View this infographic detailing tobacco use by American adults.
- An infographic detailing secondhand smoke exposure in multiunit housing.
- En Español
- Secondhand smoke and the harmful chemicals in it are known causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SUDS), respiratory infections, ear infections, and asthma attacks in infants and children. They are also causes of heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer in adult nonsmokers.
- A flyer on E-cigarette Use in Public Places.
- A brief video giving background on tobacco use by individuals living with mental and behavioral health challenges.
- A flyer detailing how to tell your patients about smoking and help them stop tobacco use.
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Kansas Tobacco Guideline for Behavioral Health Care: An Implementation Toolkit
- This toolkit provides practical approaches and policy resources that behavioral health organizations can use to implement the Tobacco Guideline for Behavioral Health.
Kentucky Tobacco Treatment Specialist Graduate Certificate
How Can Tobacco Treatment Skills Help You? UK's Tobacco Treatment Specialist Graduate Certificate program will prepare you to deliver evidence-based treatment and promote system change to reduce the toll of tobacco on health. The BREATHE Online Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training is designed to equip you with evidence-based skills to treat tobacco dependence across a range of settings.
National Cancer Institute
- Information and numerous links to additional resources for what to expect when stopping tobacco use.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Jewish Health
- Stopping tobacco use can be stressful. This infographic gives tips on coping with this stress.
- Information about smoking and tobacco use not specific to behavioral health.
- A collection of infographics regarding the health impacts of tobacco use.
Theory-based and evidence-informed resources created by educators, parents, and researchers aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of tobacco and nicotine.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Visit SAMHSA's home page.
- View data, resources, and other links related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
- An infographic on teen tobacco use.
- An infographic on teen e-cigarette use.
- A guide for clinicians and program directors with an overview of challenges and tips for cessation program implementation.
- The Synar Amendment requires states to have laws prohibiting the sale and distribution of tobacco products to minors. Visit this page to learn more.
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program, Kentucky Department for Public Health
Truth Initiative is a nonprofit tobacco control organization "dedicated to achieving a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco.
- This brief article discusses the reality that a disproportionately high rate (1 of 3) of adults with mental illness use tobacco products as opposed to 1 in 5 adults without mental illness.
- A downloadable report on the connection between nicotine and mental health concerns.
- Facts and methods about stopping tobacco use.
- Fact sheet surrounding secondhand smoke.
- Information on trends and policy efforts surrounding tobacco use in the US Military.
UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
Explore their project: The National Partnership on Behavioral Health and Tobacco Use
- An online training to equip health care providers with evidence-based tools to treat tobacco dependence in a range of settings.
- 5 practical steps for Kentuckians to receive medicine and counseling to help stop tobacco use.
- Support for why to offer a Quitline.
NAMI National Helpline Resource Directory
NAMI HelpLine volunteers and staff have compiled this directory of outstanding resources to help you identify possible options to meet your needs.