Referral to a tobacco treatment program is appropriate for all tobacco users, but especially for those who have psychiatric comorbidity, other substance abuse, little social support or low level of confidence in their ability to quit.

Referrals for Tobacco Cessation Services for Patients

A referral process that links tobacco users to proactive free telephone counseling support. Any health care provider can complete a referral form and fax to the program to initiate treatment services.

Massachusetts General Hospital Community Health Associates
Individual and group counseling services are offered at Mass General affiliated community health centers in Chelsea, Charlestown, and Everett. Partners physicians can use CRMS to refer patients to these programs.

Tobacco Cessation Medications

Quitworks Quick Guide to Pharmacotherapy in Tobacco Treatment
Guide to pharmacotherapy treatment for tobacco cessation.

Background Information

CDC's Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS)
The Center for Disease Control's (CDC) TIPS includes tobacco and prevention information, the Surgeon General's report, research and data, and quit tips.
Tips for preparation, quitting and staying tobacco-free, including telephone and other support materials.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Clinical Practice Guideline
Released by the U.S. Public Health Service to help clinicians understand tobacco dependence and to provide appropriate treatment for all tobacco users.
Evidence-based information on treatment, guidelines, references, links and slide kits.