Resources for Health Professionals provides evidence-based data and practical support for the treatment of tobacco dependence. It is aimed at physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, psychologists, researchers, and policy makers. is produced and maintained by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, in association with the World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Cochrane Group, and a panel of international experts.

Cancer Control PLANET
The Cancer Control PLANET portal provides access to web-based resources that can assist in: assessing the cancer burden in a given state; identifying potential partner organizations; understanding the current research findings; accessing and downloading evidence-based programs and products; and providing guidelines for planning and evaluation.

Government Reports

The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General
Released in May 2004, this report reveals that smoking causes disease in nearly every organ of the body. It expands on the list of illnesses and conditions linked to cigarette smoking that was discussed in the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking.

NIDA InfoFacts: Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products
This NIDA InfoFact sheet discusses statistics associated with smoking and tobacco use, health hazards, promising research, and treatments that are available to help smokers quit. It is also available in Spanish.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008 Update: Clinical Practice Guideline
A comprehensive document, this guideline contains evidence-based strategies and recommendations designed to assist clinicians, tobacco dependence treatment specialists, and others in delivering and supporting effective treatments for tobacco use and dependence. For the guideline and tools for intervening with tobacco users, go to:

Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users
Available in both English and Spanish, this booklet is a companion of the Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Clinical Practice Guideline. It is written in an easy-to-understand format and includes educational and motivational messages and resources to help patients/consumers quit smoking. Go to: (En español)

Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General
An August 2000 report offering a composite review of the various educational, clinical, regulatory, economic, and comprehensive methods used to reduce and prevent tobacco use.

Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General
Released March 2001, this report summarizes the health issues and consequences of smoking for women in the U.S.

Guide to Community Preventive Services: Tobacco Use and Control
This guide, released by the CDC in 2001, provides recommendations to decision makers about the types of interventions most appropriate for reducing tobacco use and exposure for different populations. Recommendations are based upon the strength of the evidence for each intervention type according to a systematic review process and are helpful to decision makers when selecting an intervention for specific groups or individuals. National Cancer Institute Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services