Tobacco Cessation Tools for Health Professionals

How to Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco


Some Populations Face a Greater Tobacco Burden

  • Video: The History of Menthol (36:50) (MDHHS)
    This September 2019 webinar from the MDHHS Tobacco Section reviews the history of menthol as it has impacted communities of color and other communities that bear a disproportionate burden from commercial tobacco use. Presenters include Lisa Knight, director of Health, Youth, and Community Engagement for the Urban League of West Michigan in Grand Rapids ("Predatory Marketing and the Impact of Tobacco Use") and Thomas Moore, tobacco services coordinator at Wellness Services in Flint ("Culturally Relevant Tobacco Dependence Treatment").

  • Web: The Effects of Marketing and Tobacco Use on Targeted Groups (MDHHS)
    Includes an array of resources to help providers understand the disproportionate impact of tobacco use on people living with HIV; people of low socio-economic status; people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; people with disabilities; people with mental illness; and people belonging to certain racial and ethnic groups, including African Americans, American Indians, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Chaldean Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos.

  • Web: MDHHS Tobacco Use Reduction in People Living with HIV Project (MDHHS)
    People living with HIV (PLWH) are much more apt to smoke than are their peers. In fact, smoking prevalence is more than twice as high among PLWH in Michigan (50 percent) than among the general population (21 percent). Because so many PLWH in the state smoke, and because smoking is such a serious threat to health, the MDHHS Tobacco Section and the MDHHS HIV Care & Prevention Section are working with HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout the state to improve health outcomes in PLWH, increase the number of tobacco quit attempts, and increase the use of tobacco treatment clinical practice guidelines.

  • Presentation: Michigan Tobacco Quitline: Pregnancy and Postpartum Protocol (National Jewish Health, 2011)
    Overview of Michigan Tobacco Quitline and ways in which it assists women who are pregnant or postpartum and want to quit smoking.

  • Presentation: Tobacco Dependence and Abuse: A Serious Disease that is Killing Michigan Residents (Michigan Department of Community Health, 2011)
    Discusses tobacco use and dependence and ways in which clinical providers can address them with patients.


The Impact of Tobacco on Chronic Conditions and Illness

  • Presentation: Tobacco Use Prevention and Treatment: Impact on Oral Health (University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, 2010)
    Discusses impact of all types of tobacco use on oral health, the role of the dental profession in smoking cessation, and strategies for helping patients quit tobacco use.


Tobacco Policy: Key Issues