Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction

Free Webinar
January 31, 2017

Register for the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center's free webinar, Engaging Health Professionals and Strengthening Smoking Cessation Interventions.

Free Webinar
January 31, 2017

Register for the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center's free webinar, Engaging Health Professionals and Strengthening Smoking Cessation Interventions.

  • Approximately 70% of people who use tobacco products see a physician each year, so family physicians have the opportunity to make a significant impact on their patients' tobacco use, including those who have behavioral health disorders.
  • Approximately 42,000 lives could be saved, if physicians would advise 90% of smokers to quit, and offer them medication or other assistance.
  • Tobacco cessation more than doubles when evidence-based intervention programs are utilized.

Supported in part by a grant from the AAFP Foundation.

You CAN make a difference

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States, making tobacco and smoking prevention, cessation, and policy issues a top priority in public health. As family physicians, we have real power in the fight against tobacco, smoking, and nicotine. Get involved in the fight against tobacco and nicotine with help from the AAFP.