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 results found that smoking prevalence among people with disabilities is nearly 50 percent higher than among people without disabilities and that more than 40 percent of people with disabilities advised to quit smoking reported not being told about the types of smoking cessation treatment available.  The benefits of quitting smoking are discussed, as well as factors which put people with disabilities at risk for declining health.  


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CDC′s Division of Media Relations

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333     

(404) 639-3286


Tobacco Access Portal Project (TAP), by Stephen Gilson, Elizabeth DePoy, and BJ Kitchin, 2007 – 2009


The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, in collaboration with Trefoil Corporation of Orono, Maine and the Bangor Literacy Center, funded by American Legacy Foundation


Format             Project          


This project involved the development, evaluation, and dissemination of a web portal that translates tobacco prevention, cessation and control websites into low literacy and accessible formats.


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The University of Maine

Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 114

Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1084


Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (TEPP)


Wright State University


Format             Program


TEPP addresses nicotine addiction, especially in people with disabilities or people receiving substance use disorder treatment.  The TEPP tobacco education/smoking cessation curriculum consists of four modules:  the facts about tobacco and smoking, including the hazards of smoking and the chemicals found in cigarettes or cigarette smoke; how tobacco is connected to other substances and the similarities between tobacco and others substances such marijuana, stimulants, and other drugs; the financial cost of smoking and tobacco marketing strategies; and tips and triggers, including strategies for quitting tobacco products.


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Wright State University

Boonshoft School of Medicine

Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues (SARDI) Program
P.O. Box 927
Dayton, OH 45410
(937) 775-1484