Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Publications on smoking cessation

Latest publications

  • Training for tobacco quit line counsellors: telephone counselling
    This training package is based on empirical evidence, best practices and over 20 years of clinical experience in delivering quit line services. It is primarily intended to serve as comprehensive initial training for new quit line counsellors in low- and middle-income countries.

  • A guide for tobacco users to quit
    This self-help material was developed based on WHO Capacity Building Training Package 4 entitled “Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care”. Its target audience are tobacco users. It aims to give advice and information to improve tobacco user’ readiness to quit and to help those who are ready to quit to plan a quit attempt.

  • A guide for tuberculosis patients to quit smoking
    This self-help material was developed based on WHO Capacity Building Training Package 4 entitled “Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care” and A WHO/The Union Monograph on TB and tobacco control: joining efforts to control two related global epidemics. Its target audience are TB patients who smoke. It aims to give advice and information to improve smoker’ readiness to quit and to help those who are ready to quit to plan a quit attempt.

  • Toolkit for delivering the 5A’s and 5R’s brief tobacco interventions in primary care
    This toolkit was developed based on WHO Capacity Building Training Package 4 entitled “Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care”. Its target audience are primary care providers. It aims to serve as a quick reference guide to help primary care providers deliver brief tobacco interventions as part of their routine practice.

  • Toolkit for delivering the 5A’s and 5R’s brief tobacco interventions to TB patients in primary care
    This toolkit was developed based on WHO Capacity Building Training Package 4 entitled “Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care” and A WHO/The Union Monograph on TB and tobacco control: joining efforts to control two related global epidemics. Its target audience are TB care providers. It aims to serve as a quick reference guide to help TB care providers deliver brief tobacco interventions as part of their routine practice in primary care.

2011

  • Developing and improving national toll-free tobacco quit line services
    This manual, based on experiences from quit lines around the world, provides technical advice and case examples for establishing and operating a national quit line service, with a focus on choosing appropriate service delivery options, optimizing population coverage and utilization, and partnerships with health-care systems.

2004

2003

2002

  • Effective access to tobacco dependence treatment – success stories
    It is necessary to help those who wish to quit by making it easier for them to obtain the wide range of interventions for cessation including behavioural therapy and pharmacological interventions. Such experiences in New Zealand and England have been published in the series ‘Tools for Advancing Tobacco Control in the XXIst Century. Success stories and lessons learned’.

1999

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