Smoking Cessation

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 […]

Read More »»

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 […]

Read More »»

“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 […]

Read More »»

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 […]

Read More »»

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 […]

Read More »»

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 […]

Read More »»

Varenicline use in patients with mental illness: an update of the evidence.

Importance of the field: Patients with a psychiatric diagnosis have a higher prevalence of smoking compared to the general population. Varenicline is a first-line pharmacotherapy option to assist in smoking cessation. Clinical trials during drug development excluded patients with active psychiatric illnesses leaving the risks associated with varenicline use in this patient population unknown. Areas […]

Read More »»

Smoking expectancies and intention to quit in smokers with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and non-psychiatric controls.

Cigarette smoking expectancies are systematically related to intention to quit smoking in adult smokers without psychiatric illness, but little is known about these relationships in smokers with serious mental illness. In this study, we compared positive and negative smoking expectancies, and examined relationships between expectancies and intention to quit smoking, in smokers with schizophrenia (n=46), […]

Read More »»

A Wellness Approach to Addressing Tobacco in Mental Health Settings: Learning About Healthy Living

OBJECTIVE: Treatments are needed for smokers with serious mental illness (SMI) who are not ready to quit. METHODS: This article describes a 20-session group wellness treatment (Learning About Healthy Living [LAHL]) designed to provide information on tobacco use and other issues to enhance healthy living—nutrition, physical activity, and stress management. Goals are to increase awareness […]

Read More »»

Silver and Bronze Achievement Awards 2009 APA Achievement Awards Silver Award: CHOICES, UMDNJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey—Peer Support to Promote Smoking Cessation

There is evidence that the mentally ill population has less access to tobacco treatment services than the general population. One model for systems change is to target   consumers directly to boost the demand for tobacco cessation services. One way of doing so is to involve persons with mental illness in talking with peers with mental […]

Read More »»