TOBACCO CESSATION RESOURCES 2019

~ from Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS

TOBACCO CESSATION RESOURCES 2019

for PATIENTS AND DENTAL PROFESSIONALS

Tobacco cessation is the single most effective step to lengthen and improve patients’ lives. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits and is well worth the difficulty, both for patient and professional. The dental team should seek to reinforce and compliment those patients who have recently stopped smoking.


Dental hygienists have many resources available for talking to patients about oral cancer, tobacco cessation and periodontal disease. Dental hygiene professionals are encouraged to spread awareness and share resources with their patients for disease prevention and detection. The Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) website features information on free oral cancer screenings for 2016 across the country, as well as resources for oral health professionals on topics such as tobacco cessation programs and the destructive and contagious human papilloma virus (HPV).


Margaret's continuing work in tobacco cessation has been an asset to her community for over twenty five years. She was a past Advisory Committee Member for the ADHA Tobacco Intervention Initiative for over 6 years. She is currently the Washington State Tobacco Cessation Consultant. Margaret is also available for tobacco cessation education seminars for oral health. See also below for some online resources available from her.

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TOBACCO CESSATION LINKS 2018

SITES FOR PATIENTS

GENERAL QUITTING SITES

LATEST  A Better Way to Quit (Fred Hutchinson)

      - American Cancer Society

      - CDC and Tobacco

      - Healthline.com


AND FROM NIH Benefits of Quitting Tobacco (making it real!)


The Great American Smokeout takes place every year in November by support of the 100-year old American Cancer Society to encourage smokers quit for at least one day, in hopes they will quit forever. Since 1977 communities have offered cessation classes, 'cold turkey' lunches, and more to support quitters during the Smokeout.

World No Tobacco Day is held each year in May and is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

QUITTING SITES FOR TEEN AND KIDS 

       - Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

       - CDC's site on Tobacco Cessation

       - OutrageAvenue.com


SITES ON TOBACCO-RELATED MOUTH DISEASE

       - Dental Problems Associated with Tobacco Use

       - Oral Cavity Cancer Screening for Patients

       - Smoking and Gum Disease


SITES ON MOUTH CANCER

       - ADA Oral Cancer

       - Oral Cancer Foundation

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SITES FOR DENTAL PROFESSIONALS

Program for Dental Hygienists: Save a Life in 3 Minutes (PDF)

CESSATION INFORMATION

   Dental Professionals: Help Your Patients Quit Smoking (CDC) and the SURGEON GENERAL REPORTS ON           

      TOBACCO ~ See www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/


ORAL DISEASE INFORMATION

National Cancer Institute Oral Cancer

Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Screening–for health professionals

Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment–for health professionals

Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation (updated 2016)


GENERAL INFORMATION

Healthy People 2020: Tobacco Use

Tobacco.org

Interventions for tobacco cessation in the dental setting (Cochrane Review)


MEDIA RESOURCES *

Tobacco Cessation Training Videos for Effective Motivational Interviewing: The University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry has put together    

   two videos showing both an effective and ineffective motivational interviewing method for tobacco cessation. 


QUICK QUESTIONS WITH QUICK ANSWERS FOR DENTAL PROFESSIONALS

Can training health professionals to ask people if they smoke increase offers of advice and help patients quit?

Can interventions delivered by mobile phones help people to stop smoking?

Can we increase adherence to medications that help smokers to quit?

Does motivational Interviewing help people who smoke to quit?

Does giving people feedback about the effects of smoking on their body help them to quit?

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Updated 1/1/2019  Production by Fehrenbach and Associates