Staff Resources

Prime Time Conversations - Located on Ournet. Gregory Seward, Director of the Tobacco Free initiative at UMMHC - audio discussion of ongoing tobacco cessation efforts in our community. Mr. Seward describes the program, including treatment options, medications, referrals, additional resources available in the community and provides some advice on talking to your patients in the office setting about tobacco cessation.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Adult Nicotine Withdrawal- Located on Ournet, these guidelines provide a quick reference for proper usage and dosing for all 7 of the FDA-approved medications for smoking cessation available on formulary at all UMass campuses. This includes contraindications, precautions, and special population information.

Quitworks referral- Quitworks is an outpatient service for discharged patients and differs from the inpatient UMass Tobacco Consultation Service. Once the form is faxed in, A trained Quitworks counselor will call the patient within 72 hours to provide, free patches to those eligible, telephonic counseling and assistance, and other resources.

The UMass Tobacco-Free Policy- UMass Memorial Medical Center is Tobacco-Free, Inside and Out

Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) – A brief, effective assessment to determine nicotine dependence and treatment options for tobacco users.

Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence for Smokeless Tobacco (FTND-ST) - A brief, effective assessment to determine nicotine dependence and treatment options for smokeless tobacco users.

Bedfont Scientific LTD. CO Meters – stop smoking monitors for adults, adolescents, pregnant women, measuring breath carbon monoxide (CO), a harmful byproduct of tobacco use. 

Rx for Change – A comprehensive, turn-key, tobacco cessation training program that equips health professional students and licensed clinicians with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills for assisting patients with quitting. Developed by University of California San Francisco.

Learning about Healthy Living - A treatment manual is to provide a format to address tobacco for smokers with a serious mental illness who are either prepared to quit smoking or who are simply contemplating quitting in the future.

USPHS Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence 2008 update guidelines – Comprehensive clinical practice guidelines on treating tobacco use and dependence the latest on evidence-based practice.

World No Tobacco Day (WHO): observed around the world every year on May 31st. It is meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe.

Great American Smoke-Out (GAS): an annual event held on the third Thursday of November. The event challenges people to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping their decision to not smoke will last forever.

Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC): A registered Canadian Charity. It formerly existed as the Canadian Council on Smoking and Health (CCSH). It was founded in 1974 by several. Founded by several Canadian NGO’s concerning the tobacco epidemic Receive frequent email updates regarding almost any aspect of tobacco control. This is a great way to stay current on important issues.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence guideline now available in Spanish
For the first time, the entire 2008 U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, has been translated into Spanish. In past years, summaries of the guideline were translated into Spanish.