Tobacco Cessation Resources
Tobacco use among US college students remains a public health concern. Approximately 1 out of 4 smoke cigarettes, and 33% use some form of tobacco. The USPHS clinical practice guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, recommend screening for tobacco use at every visit. For tobacco users, the guidelines advise the “5A’s” (ASK about tobacco use, ADVISE to quit, ASSESS readiness to quit, ASSIST in quitting, ARRANGE follow-up). College health centers provide the majority of students’ healthcare needs, placing them in a unique position to target tobacco use. Below are links to resources for healthcare providers and administrators at student health centers on college campuses and college students who use tobacco.
Materials developed by the research team at Wake Forest School of Medicine, led by Dr. Erin Sutfin, were support by a grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R21CA161664. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Sutfin also received support to develop materials from the North Carolina Division of Public Health/North Carolina Health & Wellness Trust Fund Commission.