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MDHHS Online Tobacco Resource Library
Welcome to our online Tobacco Resource Library, which offers information about tobacco control, cessation and prevention resources, both within our website and beyond our pages. You'll also find advocacy resources which can be used when talking with decision makers about various tobacco policy issues.
Major topic areas are listed below. Simply click on a heading to find resources related to that topic.
We have a number of offline resources, as well. So, if you don't see what you're looking for here, please contact our Tobacco Section staff at MDHHS-QuitKit@michigan.gov or 517-335-8376, and we will be happy to assist you if we can.
Advocates can use these resources to educate decision makers about the toll of tobacco on Michigan communities and policy solutions to help Michiganders live healthy lives free from the harms of tobacco.
For questions about advocacy resources or tobacco control advocacy, email Amanda Gallaher at GallaherA@michigan.gov. You may also request tobacco policy presentations and technical assistance with model policies, educational talking points, fact sheets, or policy briefs.
Getting Started with Advocacy
- Find Your State Senator
- Find Your State Representative
- Find Your Local Elected Officials
- Michigan Citizen's Guide to State Government
- Advocacy Email or Letter Template
- "Why I Advocate" Outreach Worksheet (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- Model Ordinances and Model Policies (American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation)
- Digital Advocacy Center (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- The Toll of Tobacco in Michigan (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- Benefits from Decline in Michigan Smoking Rates (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- Extinguishing the Tobacco Epidemic in Michigan (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Flavored Tobacco Products and Youth (University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network)
- Flavored Tobacco Products Impact on Youth (University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network)
- Protection Our Youth: Eliminate Flavored Tobacco (American Heart Association)
- Flavored E-Cigarettes Hook Kids (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
Funding for Tobacco Prevention and Treatment
- Impact on Youth Smoking from Changes to Michigan Tobacco Prevention Funding (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- States Ranked by Percent of CDC Recommended Funding (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- Sustainable Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs (American Heart Association)
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- Menthol Issue Brief (University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network)
- The Truth About Menthol and Tobacco (University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network)
- Menthol in Kent County (University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network)
- Menthol in Oakland County (University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network)
- Menthol in Wayne County (University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network)
- The Truth About Menthol-Flavored Tobacco (American Heart Association)
- Menthol Fact Sheet (Center for Black Health and Equity)
- Menthol Ban and Key Tobacco Industry Rebuttals (Center for Black Health and Equity)
- E-Cigarettes Should Be Included in Smoke-Free Laws (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- Visit the Creating Smoke-Free Spaces page for resources on tobacco-free parks, beaches, recreation areas, housing, outdoor worksite campuses, schools, restaurants, bars, and vehicles.
- Michigan Tobacco 21 Talking Points
- Tobacco 21 in Michigan Brief (University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation)
- Tobacco 21 Fact Sheet (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- Preventing Youth Tobacco Use Fact Sheet (Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation)
- Tobacco Cessation Coverage Fact Sheet (American Heart Association)
- Pharmacist Prescribing Tobacco Cessation Infographic (National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations)
Tobacco Retail Licensing
- Tobacco Retailer Licensing Talking Points (Tobacco Free Michigan)
- Tobacco Retail Licensure Fact Sheet (American Heart Association)
- Tobacco Retail Licensure Infographic (American Heart Association)
- How to Reduce Tobacco Retailer Density and Why (ChangeLab Solutions)
- Michigan Tobacco Tax Talking Points
- Michigan Cigarette Tax Increase Benefits (American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Tobacconomics)
- Raising Tobacco Taxes: A Win-Win-Win (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- Take Down Tobacco Training Program for Youth (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- Take Down Tobacco Advocacy Platform (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
- A Student's Guide to the Legislative Process in Michigan (Michigan Legislature)
Youth Tobacco Purchase, Use, and Possession (PUP) Laws
- Michigan Tobacco Quitline offers free information, tobacco treatment referral, online program, and text-messaging 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Support is available toll-free in English at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and in Spanish at 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).
- Motivational Interviewing for Tobacco Cessation (part of the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention series of training videos for healthcare providers)
- Tobacco Use Disorder and Treatment Offered by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, this archived workshop from 2019 examines the benefits of tobacco cessation in improving depression, anxiety, affect, and overall psychological quality of life and improvements in long-term abstinence rates from alcohol or illicit drugs. Evidence-based strategies, including a guideline-based brief intervention of three minutes, are explored.
- American Cancer Society offers quit tobacco resources. 248-663-3454 or 1-800-227-2345 (toll-free).
- American Heart Association offers printed materials and a special Vaping/ Quit Smoking/ Tobacco page. 1-800-242-8721 (toll-free)
- American Lung Association offers quit smoking classes, printed materials, and online and over-the-phone resources. The association's website includes a special Quit Smoking section with tools, tips and support, as well as a Tobacco Initiatives section with information on how to help support measures to prevent youth commercial tobacco use, eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke, and help all commercial tobacco users get the help they need to end their addiction. Assistance is available toll-free at 1-800-586-4872 or 1-800-548-8252.
- BecomeAnEX, a project of Truth Initiative, offers resources for quitting smoking, including a social community, text and email messaging support, expert guidance, and interactive quitting tools. It also has special resources for Quitting E-Cigarettes.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) How to Quit website has information about free quit tobacco guides, booklets, and fact sheets. CDC also manages a complete website dedicated to helping commercial tobacco users quit at www.smokefree.gov, with special sections for veterans, teens, women, Spanish-language smokers, and people 60-plus. A SmokefreeTXT message program and Smokefree Smartphone apps are available.
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Tobacco webpage offers a variety of information and links to online quit resources. The NCI Smoking Quitline offers live help in English and Spanish at 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848), Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET. Live counselors also are available for online chats Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET at www.cancer.gov/help.
- Nicotine Anonymous (NicA) is a 12-step fellowship of men and women helping each other stop using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. It offers face-to-face, telephone, and online meetings. You do not need to be tobacco free to attend. 1-877-879-6422 (toll-free)
- BeTobaccoFree.gov, managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers answers to tobacco-related frequently asked questions, advice on how to cope with challenges when quitting, information about free text messaging and smoke-free apps, and a variety of other resources and tools for quitting tobacco.
- World Health Organization (WHO) Tobacco Website provides an overview of the impact of commercial tobacco use across the world and the WHO response. WHO also offers a special Quitting Tobacco webpage with links to publications, multimedia, and a number of other resources.
- Federal Occupational Health (FOH) Tobacco Cessation Program is a customizable program designed to help federal agencies meet the needs of employees who want to quit tobacco.
- Delta Dental Quitting Chewing Tobacco Webpage offers a thorough discussion of the dangers of using dip/ chew/ snuff/ snus/ chaw/ twist/ spit tobacco, possible signs and symptoms of oral cancer, and tips for quitting.
- KillTheCan.org, an online community dedicated to helping people quit chewing tobacco, offers a wealth of information and resources.
For information about the various ways in which tobacco is packaged and sold in the United States, please visit our Types of Tobacco Products webpage.
- Michigan's LGBT Community: Results of a First-Ever Tobacco Use Assessment Study, including Electronic Devices. (1:00:43) This August 2019 webinar from the MDHHS Tobacco Section reviews the results of the first commercial tobacco use assessment study of Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, including community members' use of e-cigarettes.
- The Truth About Electronic Cigarettes (a.k.a. Vape Products). (1:10:00) This 2019 MDHHS webinar discusses the basics of e-cigarettes and presents information about how they work, what they look like, what safety and health risks they pose, and what makes them especially attractive to youth.
For facts and figures about commercial tobacco use in Michigan, please visit our Data & Statistics About Tobacco in Michigan webpage.
- Talking About Thinking About Quitting? Facilitating a Guided Discussion with Tobacco Users. (3:31:25) This November 2019 Precontemplation Workshop with Michigan-based commercial tobacco use reduction in PLWH professionals was presented by the MDHHS Tobacco Section and facilitated by Lilianna Angel Reyes, MPA, TTS, director of the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit and founder and executive director of the Trans Sisters of Color Project.
- Tobacco-Free Outdoor Spaces - Parks, Beaches and Recreation Areas. This Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, produced by the MDHHS Tobacco Control Program staff, is designed to be modified and personalized for use with community decision makers.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention infographics
- Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure is High in Multiunit Housing
- Secondhand Smoke Can Infiltrate into Other Units Through Hallways and Stairwells
- Truth Initiative - Youth Smoking Prevention and Education presents facts about the health effects and social consequences of smoking, vaping and nicotine use and the marketing tactics of the tobacco industry so that young people can make informed choices and influence others to do the same.
- The Real Cost Campaign, presented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, educates at-risk teens about the harmful effects of smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes and using smokeless tobacco.
- Emerging Issues in Commercial Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Social Media Toolkit. This toolkit, developed through a collaboration between the George Washington University Cancer Center and a consortium of eight national organizations funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, contains information on planning, implementing and evaluating social media activities around various commercial tobacco-related health observances using background evidence and targeted sample social media messages for priority populations.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tips from Former Smokers (Tips) Campaign. The Tips Campaign, launched in March 2012, profiles real people living with serious, long-term health effects from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Tips also features stories of the toll these smoking-related conditions have taken on family members. The campaign's free social media and printable information can be used to encourage quitting smoking.
- CDC Tobacco Free Social Media Campaign. Available in both English and Spanish, the campaign's products are approved for use on a variety of social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, as well as on blogs and other owned web properties.
- CDC Media Campaign Resource Center offers free and low-cost tobacco education campaign materials to help support the tobacco control community and partners in their communications efforts. Type in a keyword to start your search or use the section links to find ads for your campaign.
- The National LGBT Cancer Network Resource Library provides a number of resources that can be searched by topic or type of resource and includes a number of tobacco-related materials.