WEBTREATS: Smoking Prevention and Control

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites.  This list is not meant to be comprehensive.  The exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning. 


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 

Vapes, E-Cigs, Hookah Pens, and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
DrugFacts: Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes)

Nemours Foundation
About E-Cigarettes

Federal Government:

Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) Topic: Tobacco Use
This site provides a variety of smoking cessation evidence-based tools for consumers and health care professionals.  New evidence-based guidelines issued in 2008 are found under the For Professionals tab.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) 
Broad access to smoking and smoking cessation information is available through the main CDC site by using the A-Z index and selecting smoking topics, including smoking & pregnancy or smoking & women.

BeTobaccoFree.gov, which provides consumer information from various DHHS divisions, is managed through editorial board partners from the CDC, NIH, HHS, OASH, OSG, and FDA. Topics covered include tobacco, health effects of smoking, smoking cessation, and  smoking prevention.

CDC Features: Dangers of Hookah Smoking

Smokefree.gov, a joint project of the CDC, NCI, and the American Cancer Society, is intended to help smokers quit smoking.  The website offers various methods for smoking cessation, including quitlines and publications.  Select For Health Professionals to link to a variety of federal government resources, including smoking cessation software for hand-held computers.

Smoking and Tobacco Use
This CDC site is for anyone looking for government information on tobacco and the prevention of smoking.  It has great statistical graphs and charts from various sources, including NCHS.  Bibliographies and articles from MMWR and other CDC publications can be downloaded.

Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic
This Virtual Clinic, a joint project of the CDC, the College, Dartmouth, and World 2 Systems, provides case-based learning with simulated patients that address the psychosocial dimensions of smoking cessation counseling.

Surgeon General’s Reports on Smoking are linked through this site.

2001 Surgeon General’s Report: Women and Smoking

2010 Surgeon General’s Report: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

2012 Surgeons General’s Report: Preventing Tobacco Abuse among Youths and Young Adults

Tobacco Use and Pregnancy (CDC Office of Reproductive Health)
This site provides statistics and information on the risks of smoking during pregnancy and secondhand smoke for pregnant women and infants and provides resources for women and providers.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Tobacco Products
Created out of 2009 legislation on the regulation of tobacco products by the FDA, this site offers resources, news events and public dockets for comment.

This NLM-sponsored site is an excellent resource for high-quality consumer information.

MedlinePlus Quitting Smoking
This site provides access to a wide variety of resources on smoking cessation from federal agencies and professional societies.  Related topics include smoking and secondhand smoke.

MedlinePlus Smokeless Tobacco
This MEDLINEPlus site links to a variety of high quality federal and non-federal resources on smokeless tobacco use and cessation.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Smoking
This NCI website offers information for patients and providers on tobacco control research and smoking cessation strategies including information and access to the smoker’s quitline.

Women.Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking and is designed to try to provide information about topics that are often important to women.

Smoking & How to Quit

This DHHS Office on Women’s Health website offers smoking cessation information resources and information specifically directed towards women.

Non-Government Organizations:

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Great American Smokeout
This ACS-sponsored site provides information on the Great American Smokeout. Tips are provided on how to quit.

Tobacco and Cancer
This site within the ACS is specifically on Tobacco and Cancer.  Extensive information covers the harmful effects of tobacco and tips for quitting.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Tobacco, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse

The College Tobacco, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse site links to resources on these subjects from the College and other reliable sources.

American Heart Association (AHA) Quit Smoking
This AHA Quit Smoking site offers patient-oriented resources on smoking risks and smoking cessation.  Alternatively use the AHA search engine on the main AHA page and click on the titles in your results to retrieve the fulltext of documents.

American Lung Association (ALA)
The ALA site has excellent resources on smoking and smoking cessation. Select “Stop Smoking,” then select “How to Quit Smoking.”

American Medical Association (AMA)
Use “search” to get a list of publications, then select titles to view the text.  Most of the information is from AMA publications such as JAMA, but the site also includes other journals, AMA policies and programs, and news stories.

This website, sponsored by a coalition of national and state level organizations, offers practical tips on how to quit smoking, including a personalized online plan.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK)
CTFK is a national advocacy and research organization focused on reducing the impact of smoking and second hand smoke on health, particularly family health.  The Research Center Factsheets include several with cost data.

FamilyDoctor.org (American Academy of Family Physicians -AAFP)
Select Tobacco Addiction from the Diseases & Conditions Section or use the search box to find smoking cessation resources on this AAFP website. 

Tar Wars (AAFP)
Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program for children from the AAFP.

Healthchildren.org is the American Academy of Pediatrics’ website for pediatric health information for consumers.  This specific page links to consumer information on smoking and smoking cessation.

March of Dimes (MOD)
Use the search function to find materials and initiatives on smoking and smoking cessation and pregnancy.

National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (NTCC)
The NTCC,  formed in June 2005 to improve the public's health by increasing successful cessation among tobacco users  through collaborative efforts of committed organizations. The NTCC has created a microsite for consumer and health professional materials developed through the National Partnership for Smoke Free Families, including pregnancy-specific protocols to prevent postpartum relapse to smoking.

International Organizations:

International Network of Women Against Tobacco (INWAT)
INWAT collects and distributes information on global issues on women and smoking, as well as supporting the development of women-centered tobacco use prevention and cessation programs.  The INWAT site provides convenient access to women-centered smoking resources from around the world.

North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC)
NAQC is an international organization that promotes evidence based smoking cessation services to all US states and Canadian provinces.  This site has information about quitlines in general and information about each state quitline.

Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)
The TFI is the World Health Organization’s response to the world-wide tobacco epidemic by reducing the global burden of disease and death caused by tobacco.  Information on and status of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is on this site.

Treatobacco.net, designed for those working on the treatment of tobacco dependence throughout the world, presents authoritative evidence-based information about the treatment of tobacco dependence.

Mash/Mlp/pvh/ym, last revised 10/2/2017


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