The UMass Tobacco-Free Initiative We are Tobacco-Free Inside and Out
UMass Tobacco Free Policies:
- UMass Medical School Intranet
- UMass Medical School Internet
- UMass Memorial Intranet
- UMass Memorial Internet
Other Organizational Tobacco-Free Policies:
Many leading and respected organizations in the medical, psychiatry, and addiction community support tobacco-free policies.
- Joint Commission: Developing and testing new measures for screening and treating tobacco and alcohol use. Over half of all Joint Commission accredited hospitals are tobacco-free.
- American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) “Advocates and supports the development of policies and programs which promote the prevention and treatment of nicotine addiction.”
- NAMI Public Policy (8.3)
- American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA): assert that a failure to act on tobacco dependence equals harm.
- National Association for Addiction Professionals (NADAAC): advocates and supports the development of consistent policies and programs that promote the prevention and treatment of nicotine dependence on a par with alcoholism and drug dependence.
- Mass Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS): providers funded through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) have been introduced to QuitWorks and training on smoking cessation interventions.
- International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC): Our Massachusetts CADC and CAC are members. They have an International Certification Examination for Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention.
- Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC): They have some specific links for Smoking Cessation
- American Medical Association (AMA): Supportive of addressing tobacco dependence as a critical part of patient care