Smoking

Smoking

Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
Easy-to-read list of ideas to help you quit smoking. Question and answer format.
https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommen
dations/tobacco/clinicians/tearsheets/helpsmokers.html
How to Quit: Useful Resources to Quit Smoking
(Centers for Disease Control)
This site provides links to several other sites that offer practical suggestions for smoking cessation.
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/how_to_quit/index.htm
Indoor Air Pollutants
(Southeast Environmental Health Specialty Unit)
Learn about things that pollute indoor air. These include tobacco smoke, products like carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide that are created when wood or gases are burned, fumes from paints or construction products like pressed wood, and bioallergens like dust mites, cockroaches, molds, and other living creatures. Learn how children get exposed to these pollutants, what the health effects are, how to test for exposure, and how to decrease your family's risk.
http://www.pediatrics.emory.edu/centers/pehsu/concern/inpollutant.html
Quitting Smoking
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
https://medlineplus.gov/quittingsmoking.html
Secondhand Smoke
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
https://medlineplus.gov/secondhandsmoke.html
Secondhand Smoke
(National Jewish Medical and Research Center)
Learn about second-hand smoke and how it affects your health. Tips on how to avoid it are also offered.
https://www.nationaljewish.org/healthinfo/lifestyle/quitsmoking/secondhand-
smoke/
Smokefree Teen
(National Cancer Institute)
Are you a teen smoker who is thinking about quitting? This site has helpful tips and information to help you understand how the decisions you make fit into your life. You can also sign up for SmokefreeTXT, a free text message service that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips for teens trying to quit smoking.
https://teen.smokefree.gov/
Smoking
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
https://medlineplus.gov/smoking.html
Smoking and Youth
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
https://medlineplus.gov/smokingandyouth.html
The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General
(Department of Health and Human Services)
This page contains links to the 2014 report of the surgeon general and additional materials. There are links to fact sheets, individual chapters of the report, a database of articles used to create the report, and a simplified version of the report called What the Surgeon General's Report Means to You. Most of the information is in .pdf format.
https://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/50-years-of-progress/index.h
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The Health Consequences of Smoking: What it means to you
(Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
This booklet explains the Surgeon General's report and how smoking causes disease in nearly every organ of the body. It also has tips on how to quit smoking and information on the benefits of quitting.
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2004/pdfs/whatitmeanstoyou.
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thetruth
This heavily interactive website for and by youth offers information on the tobacco industry manipulation of youth and demoralizes the tobacco industry. Also be sure to find the back issues links to see previous campaigns.
https://www.thetruth.com/
WhyQuit.Com (Motivation, Education and Support for Cold Turkey Nicotine Cessation)
This site is dedicated to helping people quit smoking using the cold turkey method (quitting all at once) as opposed to NRT (nicotine replacement therapy). It provides motivation, education and support. WhyQuit.Com is the creation of an ex-smoker and the presentation is informal. In the attempt to motivate people to quit, some of the content is personal, graphic, and may be upsetting. It educates by explaining the physiology of smoking and the detrimental affects on the body. Support is provided through message boards, diaries and a membership based on level of achievement. Some articles are well documented, but in some, sources of information and statistics are not always shown. Included are several negative reviews of nicotine reduction studies. These are not scientific reviews and their accuracy has not been determined. There are, however, several links to credentialed doctors and health sites. There are loads of helpful tips and advice on quitting. For those wishing to quit smoking “cold turkey”, this site may provide the tools they need.
http://whyquit.com/

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