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​​​Healthcare Provider Resources

Healthcare providers can play a key role in decreasing tobacco use, the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. With smoking cessation tools and resources, you can ensure your patients have the right resources to begin their quit journeys.

Become a registered IL Tobacco Quitline Referral Partner
An IL Tobacco Quitline Referral Partner is any business, community organization or healthcare provider that can easily, quickly, and effectively refer individuals to the ILTQ for cessation counseling and support.
Refer your patients, students, clients – the people your organization cares for. Helping them quit smoking or vaping using the Quitline's free and proven resources make the odds of quitting for good much better.

Services including counseling and nicotine replacement therapy for your clients/patients, and smoking cessation posters and handouts for your organization, are available at no cost.

Signing up is easy! Complete this one-page registration form electronically and return the completed form to:

Learn more about the Illinois Tobacco Quitline (video, 4 min)

Kane County Tobacco Control and Prevention Free Resources

American Lung Association Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don't Switch Training
The Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don't Switch training is based on the CDC's Ask–Advise–Refer model and utilizes updated tools and strategies for conducting an effective brief tobacco intervention with patients identified as tobacco users, including e-cigarettes. This one-hour, on-demand online course seeks to target healthcare professionals who may have direct patient contact and may initiate a brief tobacco intervention.

American Lung Association State of Lung Cancer: Illinois Data
The American Lung Association's "State of Lung Cancer" report explores how lung cancer varies by state. It does this by analyzing key lung cancer indicators including incidence, survival, stage at diagnosis, surgical treatment, lack of treatment and screening rates.

CDC's National Tobacco Education Campaign, Tips from Former Smokers, Download Center
The Tips From Former Smokers campaign features real people suffering as a result of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. Their compelling stories send a powerful message. Download print and video resources, PSAs, and presentations.

The Centers for Disease Control Smoking Cessation Medications
Information for your patients about FDA-approved smoking cessation medications.

Free Continuing Medical Education Accredited Tobacco Cessation Seminars
“Taking a Fresh Look at Lung Health & Tobacco Cessation" is a set of two virtual seminars to assist you in tobacco cessation efforts with your patients from the SIU School of Medicine. Total of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Behavioral/Mental Health Resources

CDC's What We Know: Tobacco Use and Quitting Among Individuals With Behavioral Health Conditions​​
Behavioral health treatment settings have permitted tobacco use among clients, in part because of misperceptions that smoking could alleviate symptoms of mental health conditions and that cessation could interfere with treatment. However, research has shown that smoking can worsen symptoms and behavioral health outcomes, and quitting can improve mental health and substance use disorder treatment outcomes.  

SAMHSA's Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Abuse Treatment Settings: A Quick Guide for Program Directors and Clinicians​ 
Provides rationale, benefits, and implementation tips for a smoke free facility. 

Behavioral Health and Tobacco Dependency: Integrating Treatment into Behavioral Health Facilities​
​A resource from the Public Health Law Center that provides local communities, administrators, and treatment professionals in mental health and substance abuse facilities (“behavioral health facilities”) with tools and resources to fold tobacco dependency treatment into existing services. It describes obstacles to incorporating tobacco treatment in behavioral health facilities, identifies basic elements of tobacco cessation policies or programs, and lists several provider and client resources.

The Other Epidemic: ​Addressing Tobacco Use in Mental Health and Substance Use Facilities
Webinar by ​​
the Public Health Law Center ​and focuses on the importance of addressing tobacco use in mental health and substance use facilities, and effective approaches to help integrate tobacco cessation treatment into clinical practice​

Promising Policies and Practices to Address Tobacco Use By Persons with Mental and Substance use Disorders​​
Web-based and printed resource produced by the CDC​ Office on Smoking on Health.