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Tobacco Treatment/References and Resources

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Below are resources and references to aid and support tobacco treatment interventions in Alameda County BHCS settings.

Articles, Presentations, Guidelines and Toolkits

Handout Title Description
New  The African Americanization of menthol cigarette use in the United States    Article published by Nicotine & Tobacco Research regarding how African Americans smokers prefer menthol cigarettes
New  An Argument for Change in Tobacco Treatment Options Guided by the ASAM Criteria for Patient Placemen   Article published by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), outlines guidelines to provide optimal levels of treatment options in treating tobacco addiction with clients being treated for Substance Use Disorder
New  Change in Mental Health After Smoking Cessation    A meta-analysis that shows evidence of decreased mental health symptoms, including anxiety, depression and stress after quitting smoking
New  Successful Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Schizophrenia   Tobacco dependence is an important addiction that should be addressed as part of recovery-base mental health treatment, including for those with schizophrenia
New  Schizophrenia Bulletin Article   Tobacco Use Among Individuals with Schizophrenia: What Role Has the Tobacco Industry Played?
New  Enhance Your State’s Tobacco Cessation Efforts Among the Behavioral Health Population: A Behavioral Health Resource   The document was developed as a technical assistance resource for state substance abuse and mental health block grant recipients.
New  Tobacco-Free Toolkit for Community Health Facilities.   National Edition
New  Varenicline found to be safe and effective in outpatients with stable schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.   Jill Williams et al. Double Blind Placebo-Controlled Study evaluating Safety and Efficacy of Varenicline for Smoking Cessation in Patients with Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder
New  Behavioral Health Resources on Action to Quit Website includes Nami Hearts and Minds—Quitting Smoking Video.
New  SAMSHA Advisories on Tobacco Policies and Tobacco Treatment in Substance Abuse Treatment   Tobacco Use Cessation During Substance Abuse Treatment Counseling  
Tobacco Use Cessation Policies in Substance Abuse Treatment: Administrative Issues  
ATTUD Position   Article on ATTUD Position Statement Integrating Tobacco Treatment within Behavioral Health articles presentations
PEERS   A peer-to-peer Tobacco Education Presentation for mental health consumers in community settings and at provider sites. To schedule a presentation contact: Heather Riemer Phone: 510-567-7615, (direct line), or at PEERS: 510-832-7337 x205, or email Heather at
New  Learning About Health Living   A simple 20 session tobacco education program designed by a group of social workers and psychiatrist in NY and NH as a program to help motivate mental health clients to consider trying to quit smoking
Tobacco-Free Living in Psychiatric Settings   Best Practices Toolkit promoting Wellness and Recovery, National Assoc. of State Mental Health Program Directors.
A Tobacco-Free Toolkit for Community Health Facilities   Project TRUST Edition
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders TIP 42.
Case study.
Publication by US Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center (SAMHSA). Offers a case study(pages 216-220) and specific tobacco treatment guidelines pages 333-348
Clinical Practice Guidelines for treating tobacco-Use and Dependence   This document under-scores the need to treat tobacco dependence as a chronic relapsing condition that warrants repeated treatment interventions. Published by US Public Health Services
A Comprehensive Model for Mental Health Tobacco Recovery in New Jersey   Published article by J. Williams et al. Article explaining their model for Mental Health Tobacco Recovery in New Jersey with the overarching goal of improving tobacco cessation for smokers with serious mental illness.
Varenicline Expert Opinion   J. Williams up- to-date evidence- based review of use of Varenicline/Chantix
Legacy fact sheet on E-Cigarettes   This fact sheet clarifies that there is no evidence of safety and no evidence of efficacy for tobacco treatment with the e-cigarette.
Wisconsin Nicotine Treatment Integration Project: Mental Health AODA and Tobacco Dependence Excellent website on Quitting tobacco in Mental Health and substance abuse Treatment Numerous videos and other materials - CHECK IT OUT!
Superb client and staff videos on addressing tobacco in drug treatment.
Client video
Staff video
These terrific videos were made by New York State and they are available on the internet free. They capture the essence of the powerful connection between tobacco use and drug use from the eyes of staff and of clients.

E-Cigarette Information and Research Articles

Handout Title Description
Research Article   Nicotine and the Developing Human Brain - A Neglected Element in the Electronic Cigarette Debate
Electronic Cigarette Fact Sheet   American Lung Association facts and positions on E-Cigarettes
Electronic Cigarette Fact Sheet   Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions
New  FAQ_E-cigarettes   The CA Dept. of Public Health Tobacco Control Program answers most frequently asked questions about e-cigarettes.

Tobacco-Free Housing, Environments and Programs - Research and Tips for Implementation

Handout Title Description
Children’s Exposure to Secondhand Smoke: Nearly One Million Affected in California   A research document provided by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, titled: Children's Exposure to Secondhand Smoke: Nearly One Million Affected in California.
Common Implementation Concerns   This document addresses common concerns, questions and answers when implementing tobacco-free living environments.
Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing   This is a HUD document indicating their intention to institute Smoke-Free Public Housing to improve air quality in housing, reduce fires and maintenance costs.
Real Stories, Real Success: Smoke-Free Policies in Action   This document addresses common concerns, questions and answers when implementing tobacco-free living environments.
Vital Signs: Disparities in Nonsmokers’ Exposure to Secondhand Smoke   This Report indicates the health disparities in non-smokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke in their living environments.

Using Pharmacotherapy Medications – Client/Patient Handouts

Handout Title Description
Tips from the Experts   Advise based on the latest research evidence and the clinical expertise of 16 experts on tobacco treatment
Nicotine Gum   Each handout Includes information on: What it is, step-by-step directions on how to use it properly, Do’s and Don’ts, warnings and contact support information
Nicotine Patch  
Nicotine Lozenge  
Chantix Varenicline  
Nicotine Nasal Spray  
Medi-Cal flyer   Flyer summarizing Medi-Cal bulletins on Patches and Varenicline, created by SFGH/TFP-SFGH Stop Smoking Program.
Medi-Cal bulletins 746   new guidelines for Medi-Cal dispensing of Zyban and nicotine patch. Flyer is excerpt from Medi-Cal update: Pharmacy / February 2011 / Bulletin 746
Bulletin can be found at web address :
New  Medi-Cal Pharmacy Update   Nicotine Gum and Lozenge coverage - May 2014
Varenicline Medi-Cal Update - 754   Flyer is excerpt on Varenicline from Medi-Cal Update: Pharmacy / July 2011 / Bulletin 754
To see full contents of the Bulletin, use link:

Tobacco Education / Resource Information – Client/Patient Handouts

Handout Title Description
Stop Smoking Checklist     
Living with HIV/AIDS smoke free    
New  Traditional Vs. Commercial Tobacco   Flyer - Lists the benefits of quitting tobacco.
Benefits of Quitting Tobacco for People in Mental Health Recovery   Flyer - Lists the benefits of quitting tobacco.
Electronic Cigarette Fact Sheet   Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions
The Benefits of Quitting Tobacco   This lists the benefits of quitting tobacco as time passes from last cigarette – from first 20mins to after 10 years.
Diabetes and Smoking   Flyer – Facts about Smoking and Diabetes
Smoking and Heart Attack   Flyer – Facts and information on the effects of smoking on heart attacks, as well as the specific benefits of quitting to reduce risk of heart attack
Tips for People Who Smoke and Are Having Surgery   Flyer – Explains how smoking often leads to complications during surgery and anesthesia. Provides steps for a more successful surgery
Tobacco Intervention for Early COPD Saves Lives   Flyer – Explains COPD and its relation to smoking, as well as how quitting can help lung function
Asthma – Why Protect those Who Have Asthma from Cigarette Smoke   Flyer – facts and information on how smoking affects people (children and teens) with asthma, benefits of quitting smoking, and ways to protect those with asthma from SHS
Asthma and Smoking   Flyer – Facts about Asthma and smoking, how smoking affects people with Asthma, and lists resources to quit.
CDC Warning – Coronary Heart Disease   Simple flyer - CDC warning that secondhand smoke increases heart attacks
Tobacco Fact Sheet   Flyer – facts about tobacco
Tobacco Fact Sheet for Teens   Flyer – facts about tobacco
Flu Shot flyer   Flyer – explains how smoking increases risk for flu
Living Free Brochure – tips on how to avoid relapse   Brochure – to help people who quit or are planning to quit from relapsing: looking out for triggers, managing negative thoughts, getting support, writing out a plan, and lists resources.
AC Tobacco Cessation Resource List   Brochure – Alameda County Tobacco Cessation Resource List from the American Lung Association
Nicotine Anonymous   Handout – Includes an Article describing Nicotine Anonymous, and lists telephone and Alameda County NA cessation support
5 Keys for Quitting   Handout to help create a quit plan – created by the US Dept. of HHS
Benefits of quitting tobacco for People in Recovery   Flyer – Lists Benefits of Quitting Tobacco for People in Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs. Lists Facts about Tobacco and Substance Abuse.
Carbon Monoxide   Handout for providers who use Carbon Monoxide monitors on their patients/clients. Explains Carbon Monoxide Test Score and Facts about Carbon Monoxide
Nicotine-Free News - Spring 2011  

For Teens Who Want 2b Free From Tobacco  
2 flyers (each with front & back) – with online, phone and Alameda County resources especially for teens
Tobacco Posters   Downloadable posters encouraging those with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Conditions to quit tobacco.

Tobacco Information and Tools – for Clinicians / Health Provider

Handout Title Description
New  Alameda Alliance Formulary Changes for Nicotine Replacement and Chantix   Effective Jan. 15, 2016, Alameda Alliance now covers Nicotine Lozenge, and Chantix without a PAR.
New  Reasons For Quitting   Print this out in card stock and cut-up into little squares. Use this with your clients as they tell you all their Reasons For Quitting.
New  PackTracks   Your clients/Patients can use this to track their cigarette use
New  PackTracks   A Pack Track clients can use to track how they Cope with Cravings and Moods. Great for teens.
New  Prescription Insurance Coverage - nicotine replacement   Alameda County, CA New Guide for Tobacco Treatment Coverage
New  Smoking Cessation Certificate    
New  Plan for high risk situations   911 for Urge Surge.
Tobacco Cessation Client Screening Form   A form to help clinicians and providers in screening individual clients for tobacco; includes: Chronic conditions, Contraindications to tobacco pharmacotherapy.
Addiction Triangle   A graphic representation of the addiction triangle and circle of support
The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence – Resources handout   ATTUD offers an excellent list serve for subscribers.
New  Helping People Decide Which Method to Use   A handout to help Clinicians and Clients decide which method to use and compares them.
Nicotine-Free News
Spring 2012  
Fall 2012  
Spring 2013  
Fall 2013  
Fall 2014  
Spring 2015  
Fall-Winter 2015  
Spring 2016  
New  Spring 2017  
A Bi-annual Newsletter (spring and fall) focused on the latest news in Tobacco in Alameda County and more, upcoming trainings, and cessation resources
Video list    This list has some excellent videos that can be purchased and others that can be viewed on the internet for free. Consider using them with your clients and/or staff
Choices (Consumers Helping Others Improve their Condition by Ending Smoking) Newsletter
Winter 2012  
February 2013  
October 2013  
New  December 2015  
New  June 2016  
This newsletter is written by consumers/peers/partners for others facing tobacco dependence and wanting to be free. It is something you might want to print and put in your waiting room or post.

Spanish Handouts and Resources

Handout Title Description
New  The Benefits of Quitting Tobacco for Mental Health Recovery    See English Version Descriptions
Electronic Cigarette Fact Sheet  
Medi-Cal - Want to Stop Smoking FLyer  
Nicotine Nasal Spray - Spanish  
Nicotine Inhaler - Spanish  
Patch - Spanish  
Gum - Spanish  
Lozenge - Spanish  
Chantix / Varenicline - Spanish  
Zyban-Buproprion – Spanish  
If you Smoke and Have Asthma – Spanish  
Let’s Protect Those who Have Asthma – Spanish  
TIPS from the Experts – Spanish  
Benefits of Quitting – Spanish  
Smoking and Diabetes Facts – Spanish  
Flu Shot Flyer – Spanish  
Addiction Triangle - Spanish  
5 Keys for Quitting - Spanish  

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