NEW! RFP for proposals to partner with ATTUD to develop and implement an
ATTUD Board Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist certification program
Interested firms, organizations, businesses or corporations are encouraged to review the proposal and submit a Letter of Intent by October 15, 2015 to Dr. Christine Sheffer by email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by midnight. Please see the RFP for specifics regarding additional requirements.
This RFP is an important step in continuing the development of a comprehensive professional certification program. Please address any questions you may have to Dr. Sheffer or Dr. Thomas Payne, ATTUD president (tjpayne1@UMC.EDU).
New member benefit - access to Journal of Smoking Cessation
We are delighted to announce that members can now benefit from quality reading to inform their practice or study, with online access to Journal of Smoking Cessation (JSC).
As part of an access arrangement with Cambridge University Press,
ATTUD members can now access JSC free of charge.
JSC is published twice yearly, with articles published online ahead of issue allocation via FirstView . The table of contents will be sent out to the ATTUD listserv with each new issue.
Journal of Smoking Cessation is the world's only publication devoted exclusively to the treatment of smoking cessation. The journal is targeted specifically to the area of smoking cessation at the "grass-roots" level, focusing on observational studies that have practical implications for those assisting smokers to quit.
Members can access JSC via the members log in page.
Statement by the ATTUD Business Practices Committee
regarding CT Screening and specialist tobacco dependence treatment to help guide providers and programs in advocating for treatment in the context of Lung Cancer Screening [more]
Response to Citizen
Petition to the FDA and ATTUD & SRNT
Follow-up Letter to FDA
regarding Citizen's Petition re: NRT Labeling:
“ The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that we have concluded
that certain statements set forth in the FDA-approved labels of over-the-counter
replacement therapy products, related to concomitant use with other nicotine-containing
and duration of use, can be modified. In light of currently available evidence,
are no longer believed to be necessary in their current form to ensure the safe
and effective use of
over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy products for their approved intended
use as aids to smoking cessation.”
information see: http://www.fda.gov
to the Use of Smoking Cessation Medications.
A white paper written by ATTUD and SRNT in support of the FDA petition
by ATTUD “A prospective cohort study challenging
of population-based medical intervention for smoking
More tobacco dependence and treatment content to be on physician exams in 2014:
New York state Tobacco Education Task Force Recommendations were accepted by the U.S. Medical Licensing Board.
to PA Dept of Public Welfare requesting that Medicaid
patients have access to all 7 FDA approved tobacco treatment medication
Position Statement - Talking Points and Resources:
Integrating Tobacco Treatment within Behavioral Health
A National Call To
Integrate Tobacco-Free Policy And Tobacco Cessation
Services Into Behavioral Healthcare
Letter to FDA:
Products Scientific Advisory Committee’s (TPSAC)
Report on Use of Menthol in Cigarettes
Letter to Joint Commission:
Tobacco Treatment Measures for Hospitalized Smokers.
for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation - Rx
for Change, which draws heavily from the Clinical Practice
Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, is a
comprehensive, turnkey program for training students and
licensed clinicians in virtually any health professional
field. Slide packs, video vignettes, and materials for
clinicians and patients are available online for the following
(1) the 5 A's (comprehensive counseling), (2) Ask-Advise-Refer (brief
counseling), (3) Psychiatry, (4) Cancer Care Providers, (5) Cardiology
Providers, (6) Mental Health Peer Counselors, and (7) Surgical Providers.
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is
pleased to announce the availability of a free, online,
one-hour CME program on treating tobacco use and dependence.
Participants will learn best evidence-based practices-such as
what combinations of counseling and medications are most effective-culled
from the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline:
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (2008): http://www.ocpd.wisc.edu/tobaccocme.html
Resources Guide Members in Coding, Getting Paid for Tobacco
2008 Clinical Practice Guideline Update: Treating
Tobacco Use and Dependence
from ATTUD webinar conducted by Dr. Michael Fiore, 2008
(The audio of this presentation can be found on
the ATTUD members-only page)