Tobacco and Behavioral Health Resources

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. Although the adult smoking rate has declined to about 17%, currently more than 40 million Americans smoke. Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke account for more than 480,000 deaths annually in the United States.

SAMHSA, 2017


  ATTC Smoking Cessation Infographic

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Tobacco cessation resources


Smoking and Mental Illness Among Adults in the United States, SAMHSA's CBHSQ Report, March 2017

Let's Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free: Your Guide to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General‘s Report on Smoking and Health, HHS Surgeon General's Office, 2014. A comprehensive report chronicling the devastating consequences of 50 years of tobacco use in the U.S.

50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014, download by section/chapter

National Conference of Tobacco and Behavioral Health

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Circl and Rx for Change


Recordings, Presentation Slides and Handouts

Monday, May 19, 2014


Tobacco Control should be a Mainstay of Behavioral Health – Steven Schroeder, MD

Update on Best and Promising Practices – Jill Williams, MD

Intervention Strategies for Tobacco and Behavioral Health – Steven A. Schroeder, MD

CDC Update: Joining Forces to Reduce Tobacco and Cancer Among Behavioral Health Populations 

National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control - Timothy McAfee, MD, MPH Shelina Foderingham, LMSW, MPH & Laira Roth, MPH

FQHC Tobacco Conference and Behavioral Health - Theresa Jacobs, MD, FAAFP and Niambi Lavender 

Insurance Coverage of Tobacco Cessation under the Affordable Care Act  . . .

Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act – Jennifer Singleterry

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act – Access to Tobacco Cessation Services – Warren Ortland, JD Handouts

Tuesday, May 20

Implications of E-cigarettes for Behavioral Health Populations – Sharon Cummins, PhD

E-Cigarettes: The Vapor This Time? – Phillip Gardiner, DrPH

Policy, Practice and Partnership - Terry Cline, PhD, Chad Morris, PhD & Julie Wood, MD

Treatment for Tobacco Use Disorder with Nancy Rigotti, MD

This workshop was a part of the "Preparing for Change: Emerging Models for Integrated Health Care Delivery Conference" that took place in Towson, MD on March 20 - 21, 2014 and was sponsored by the Clinical Trials Network and Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.