Smoking Cessation

“Smoke? STOP!!”

University of Arkansas Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)   Format             Online article    Topics discussed are the secondary complications related to spinal cord injury (SCI), which include pressure sores, bone loss, pain, and reproductive health.  Smoking exacerbates these secondary conditions and puts the person with spinal cord injury at greater risk of complications.  […]

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Smoking Cessation Resources: Women with Disabilities

The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)   Baylor College of Medicine   Format             Health promotion campaign     With funding from the Houston Endowment, Inc., CROWD faculty and staff have produced materials in English and Spanish about barriers to health care, its consequences for women with physical disabilities and barriers to resolving the […]

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Smoking Cessation Resources: People with Disabilities

“Smoking Rates Highest Among People with Disabilities:  Health Disparities Persist Among People with Disabilities,” October 4, 2007              Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   Format             Press release              This press release outlines the results of a 2007 study of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on preventing chronic disease; the main […]

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“Breathe Easier in 2009”

Feb 12, 2009      National Multiple Sclerosis Society   Format             Online news article   This article describes the smoking cessation efforts of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Minnesota Chapter, which offers smoking cessation informational sessions at various MS educational programs, a list of resources at www.MSsociety.org, and weeklong MS Camp programs that are now […]

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Mental Illness and Smoking Resource Guides

“Bringing Everyone Along:  a Resource Guide for Health Professionals Providing Tobacco Cessation Services for People with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders” by Wendy Bjornson, MPH, Elizabeth White, MPA, Tobacco Cessation Leadership Network, Oregon Health & Science University, Smoking Cessation Center, January 2008   The Tobacco Cessation Leadership Network, with funding from the American Legacy Foundation […]

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Smoking & Mental Illness Programs

CHOICES (Consumers Helping Others Improve their Condition by Ending Smoking)   University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School   Format             Program                           CHOICES, a consumer-driven program for smokers with mental illness in New Jersey, strives to increase awareness of the importance of addressing tobacco use and creating a strong […]

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Smoking Cessation Resources: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Advocate Illinois: Helping Deaf Americans Quit Smoking   Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, with funding from the American Legacy Foundation and other organizations   Format           Deaf and hard of hearing behavioral health program                           According to the program’s website, data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2000-2006 through the National Health Interview […]

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