Paid Advertisement by Ohio Department of Health via the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center
Tobacco use has detrimental effects on all aspects of men’s and women’s health and is one of the leading causes of early death for adults. The use of tobacco can lead to various forms of cancer, lung disease, reproductive health issues, and many other problems. Additionally, maternal smoking is a modifiable risk factor that can directly impact birth outcomes. Tobacco use during pregnancy can lead to restricted fetal growth, preterm birth, birth defects, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). As such, it is important for physicians and other health care professionals and programmatic personnel to identify tobacco use among their clients and offer comprehensive interventions to address cessation efforts.
- A toolkit aimed at educating physicians and other health care professionals on tobacco use and cessation, including a guide for implementing the 5 A’s brief counseling intervention, resources on e-cigarettes, and best practices for pharmacology
- Handouts (consumer resources) for clients in all stages of the quit process (recently quit, willing to quit, not ready to quit)
- Publications and presentations on smoking and smoking cessation related topics
- Information on quality improvement science and a data collection form that can be used by organizations to guide health care professionals or programmatic staff through the implementation of the 5 A’s counseling intervention.
The website was created as part of the Ohio Partners for Smoke Free Families Learning Collaborative, a quality improvement project focused on increasing the quit rate through the use of the 5 A’s intervention and educational resources on the benefits of quitting tobacco use. The project is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health and administered by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center.