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About 1 out of every 5 women in America smokes, and women are starting to smoke at younger and younger ages. Did you know that lung cancer kills more women every year than breast cancer? More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from AIDS, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined. (From their website)
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US Department of Health and Human Services
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Smoking cessation drugs are medicines that help people stop smoking cigarettes or using other forms of tobacco. (From Their Website)
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HealthAtoZ.com
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Online Guide to Quitting from Smokefree.gov
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National Cancer Institute
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This fact sheet provides information on smoking and tobacco use.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CHANTIX® (varenicline) is a prescription medicine to help adults 18 and over stop smoking. You may benefit from quit-smoking support programs and/or counseling during your quit attempt. It's possible that you might slip up and smoke while taking CHANTIX. If you do, you can stay on CHANTIX and keep trying to quit. (From Their Website)
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Pfizer Inc
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A presentation by Bruce J. Rounsaville about motivational interviewing in the primary care setting.
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DrugAbuse.gov
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This physician handout will help practitioners choose ways to detect nicotine dependence in their patients.
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American Academy of Family Physicians
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Patient Handout: Reasons for Any User to Quit Tobacco

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This patient handout gives reasons for quitting tobacco (e.g., improve health, more money).
  • Avoid tobacco-related illness (e.g., certain forms of cancer, cardiac disease)

  • Save a lot of money by quitting (for example, a person who quits a 1.5-pack-per-day smoking habit could save $194.40 in a month, $2,332.80 in a year, $11,664.00 in 5 years, or $23,328.00 in 10 years [Lindblom, 2005])

  • Feel much better

  • Improve physical and athletic performance

  • Live a healthier life; live long enough to enjoy retirement, grandchildren, etc.

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The calendar shows conferences that address tobacco control, some of which are training courses in tobacco cessation interventions. The conferences listed are regional, statewide, national, and international.
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National Tobacco Control Program State Exchange
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Monograph 10: Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke
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National Cancer Institute
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