Alliance For The Preventing And Treating Of Nicotine Addiction

Toll-Free Numbers, Cessation-Related Organisations

Quit Now Virginia. Toll-free cessation service. Want to help your patients stop smoking or using tobacco? Referral to a quitline can double their chances of successfully quitting.

Quitlines work!

Urge your patients who smoke or use tobacco to call the Virginia quitline at 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) and speak to a trained counselor today!

Other national toll-free phone assistance

Great Start: 1-866-66-START (667-8278)

English & Espanol, Free "Live Help" phone counseling for prenatal/perinatal patients.

NCI Smoking Cessation Quitline: 1-877-44U-QUIT (448-7848)

"Live Help" from the National Cancer Institute

American Lung Association Call Center: 1-800-548-8252

"Live Help" from a Call Center staffed by Registered Nurse/Respiratory Therapist

American Cancer Society Quitline: 1-800-227-2345

"Live Help" available to help people find the best way to quit smoking.


Free "Quit Kits" provided to Virginia residents who call and leave their name and address (the kit contains a self-help CD and booklet provided by Sentara Healthcare). Callers also have an option to leave their phone number if they want information about local tobacco use control coalitions.

Organizations for tobacco treatment professionals

Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)

ATTUD is an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user. Goals are: to build an organization representing providers dedicated to the treatment of tobacco use and dependence; establish standards for core competencies for training and credentialing tobacco treatment providers; establish multiple forums for information exchange (their listserv is an invaluable resource); advocate to promote effective tobacco treatments; serve as a reliable and respected resource; and promote implementation of and increased access to evidence-based practice across the spectrum of treatment modalities via policy, funding, and system changes:

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)

SRNT currently has over a thousand members, including many of the top experts on nicotine and tobacco from over 20 countries around the world. The mission of the Society is to stimulate the generation of new knowledge concerning nicotine in all its manifestations - from molecular to societal. The Society has three main aims:
1) To sponsor scientific meetings and publications fostering the exchange of information on nicotine and tobacco;
2) To encourage scientific research on public health efforts for the prevention and treatment of tobacco use; and
3) To provide a means by which legislative, governmental, regulatory and other public agencies can obtain expert advice and consultation on nicotine and tobacco:

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