Smoking CessationTools and resources to address smoking cessation needs in the workplace.
The Wellness Council of Indiana, in partnership with the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission (TPCC), created a tool to help you manage your worksite through the full life-cycle of tobacco-free policy changes and to help your employees break their tobacco habits. Utilize this easy-to-follow guide to help overcome the procedural challenges of introducing and enforcing tobacco-free policies and offer information, education and action steps to those who are ready to quit. The QUIT NOW Tool addresses all of these aspects in an engaging software format.
Explore the ins and outs of the QUIT NOW Tool with this overview packet.
Helpful Websites for Cessation Resources
- IN.gov Quitline Information– The Quitline page includes a repository of PDF’s, links and other information about the damage tobacco can cause to the body and the destructive habits of addiction.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention– The CDC compiles information and media relating to tobacco use and prevention, the destruction it causes to the body, the rigors of addiction and withdrawal and the road to recovery.
- Become an Ex– The EX Plan is based on scientific research and practical advice from ex-smokers. It isn’t just about quitting smoking. It’s about “re-learning life without cigarettes”
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention– The CDC shares tips from former smokers, real stores of people living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities, information on how smoking affects illnesses and conditions and information on how smoking and secondhand smoke affect specific groups.
- Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids– A leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. It advocates for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
- National Business Group on Health for Tobacco Cessation– A site that addresses smoking from a business and employee standpoint, advocating better health and increased awareness of smoking dangers around the workplace. This website also suggests business plans and strategies to help reduce tobacco use in employees.
- WebMD Smoking Cessation Help Center– Another website dedicated to gathering information related to the diseases caused by smoking and the dangers of nicotine and tobacco use. Full of free resources, this site is a comprehensive look on the issue of smoking as a whole.
- Smokefree.gov– Another website which provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
- The Community Guide– Your source for information about the effectiveness, economic efficiency and feasibility of evidence-based interventions to promote community health and prevent disease. Its page on tobacco research and prevention is full of information on the subject.
- Alere Clear Insights– Develops smart products that address broad, unmet needs and extend diagnosis from the lab, doctor’s office and hospital to people’s homes. They also build educational health management solutions around these products, which make it easier than ever to personalize care. Their programs connect patients to information that yields diagnostic results, and their smart platforms give health care providers seamless and instant access to these results, supplying them with the information they need to make the best decisions.
- INShape Indiana’s Tobacco Prevention Page– A page designed to bring resources about tobacco prevention to those who want to embrace the site’s concept of physical well-being.
- QUIT NOW Indiana Employer Toolkit– The Employer Toolkit will aid employers that are prepared to create a smoke-free workplace and support and encourage their employees to quit smoking through proven tobacco cessation methods.
- The Ex Quit Plan Guide– A document that outlines the steps to give up smoking and stay tobacco free.
- The Ex Overview of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)– A document that outlines several of the different substitutes for cigarettes during the quitting process.
- National Cancer Institute: Clearing the Air– Another resources for smokers trying to quit. This guide outlines steps taken to both give up the habit and remain off tobacco.