quitting

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A reference tool used to provide clinicians with stabilization resources for substance use disorder within active duty and veteran populations, including resources on pharmacological treatment and substance titration.
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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders
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This map provides links to Medicaid Coverage, State Employee Health Plan Coverage, Private Insurance Coverage, Quitline, and American Lung Association Resources for each state.
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This booklet provides support for tobacco users. It describes good reasons for quitting, the right time to quit and preparation for quitting, as well as medicine and help available to quit and stay quit.
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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This report examines federal and state level actions which are aimed to help smokers quit. Information is included on Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation treatments, state employee health plans, and states which require private insurance coverage of tobacco cessation services.
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A website that explains the 5 A's for tobacco cessation.
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US Department of Health and Human Services
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Patient Handout: Reasons for Quitting Smokeless Tobacco

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This patient handout gives reasons for quitting smokeless tobacco (e.g., improve appearance, improve sports performance, improve health, and more money).

If You Quit

  • You'll be more attractive:

    • you won't be spitting all the time
    • your face won't be disfigured by a bulge of tobacco
    • your breath won't smell of stale tobacco
    • your kisses won't taste of tobacco
    • your teeth won't have tobacco stains
  • You'll be free of a powerful addiction and more in control of yourself.

  • You'll have more money to spend on other things.

  • You'll lower your risk for health problems associated with smokeless tobacco:

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Youth tobacco prevention information from the CDC. Educational resources include: fact sheets on tobacco use, Surgeon General's Report Materials, DVDs and videos, posters, guides, and surveys. There is also information on celebrities against smoking, and the tobacco-free sports initiative.
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CDC
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Smoking cessation consumer materials that the US Department of Health and Human Services publishes. Additionally, there are links to information in Spanish, in both PDF and HTML formats.
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US Department of Health and Human Services
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An example of a stop-smoking agreement form

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An example a stop-smoking agreement form.

QUIT FOR GOOD RX
I agree to stop smoking on:
Date: _____/_____/______.
I understand that stopping smoking is the single best thing I can do for my health, and my
health professional has strongly encouraged me to quit.
Patient's Signature:________________________________
Health Professional's Signature:_____________________________
Today's Date:_____/______/_____

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A chart detailing precautions and dosing of several nicotine replacement therapy formulations, including gum, lozenge, transdermal patch, nasal spray, and oral inhaler.
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American Academy of Family Physicians
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