Smoking Cessation Resources

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new round of hard-hitting ads to kick off the ninth year of the Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign. The campaign highlights personal stories of former smokers living with serious long-term health effects due to smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. The campaign also features people who have had to care for a loved one suffering form a smoking-related disease.

AACVPR is a proud partner with the CDC for the 2020 Tips campaign! This year, we'll be sharing resources from the CDC that AACVPR members can use in their facilities to promote smoking cessation with patients. Be on the lookout for webcasts and other learning opportunities from AACVPR!

See below for ready-to-distribute campaign resources. 

Smoke Free Summer

This summer, join AACVPR for four free webinars on smoking cessation to promote a healthy summer for your patients. 

 May 20, 2020 Tobacco Cessation for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
presented by Ana Mola, PhD, RN, ANP-C, MAACVPR; Quinn R. Pack, MD, MSc, FAACVPR; Shelley S. Hammond, MMC
Click here to access the presentation recording

June 18, 2020

Tobacco Assessment and Cessation Tools for Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Vascular Rehabilitation
presented by Kathy Zarling, MS, APRN, NC-BC, CTTS & Shawn Leth, M.Ed., CEP

Click here to access the presentation recording

July 2020

Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation and Program Management presented by: Nancy McCleary, RN, BA, CCRP, CCTS-M

Recording coming soon!

August 2020

Vaping and e-Cigarettes 

Coming soon

Campaign Information and Collateral 

Programs are welcomed and encouraged to use these resources provided by the CDC in your own patient support and promotion of smoking cessation. The Tobacco Cessation Change Package from Million Hearts is another valuable tool  to implement systems and strategies that improve care for patients who use tobacco.

Healthcare Providers Resources
Partners play a critical role in CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign by extending the reach of the Tips ads. Partners can also help by sharing the ads’ life-saving message: Quit smoking and protect others from the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure! The Tips campaign has a proven record of success in motivating smokers to quit for good, and CDC hopes the campaign can help your organization meet its public health goals, too.


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Media Campaign Resource Center (MCRC)
Find campaign videos and ads and communications materials for the Tobacco Control Community and partners.
Get more details on each of the campaign participants, including the “Taking Care” ad subjects, with their videos, biographies and additional resources.

Campaign Success Articles
Find background articles and campaign evolution resources to ensure success.

Social Media Resources

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Patient Resources

How to Quit Smoking 
This “How to Quit Smoking” page has a variety of resources, including apps, that you can share with members to share with patients. 

Taking Care/Caregivers Resources
Learn the real stories of people taking care of loved ones living with a smoking-related disease or disability.

Quit Guide Handout
The Quit Guide has many helpful pieces of content, in English and Spanish, and can be embedded into provider’s offices and clinic's websites, newsletters, and emails.

E-Cigarette Information
Here is the CDC's latest information on e-cigarettes, which is available in both English and Spanish and includes a Powerpoint presentation that providers can share with patients. 

National Quitline

1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)