Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program

There's strong evidence that advice from a health care professional can more than double smoking cessation success rates. And research shows that patients are more satisfied with their health care if their primary care provider offers smoking cessation interventions – even if patients are not yet ready to quit.

The AAFP's tobacco cessation program, Ask and Act, encourages family physicians to ASK all patients about tobacco use, then to ACT to help them quit.

Ask and Act Resources

More Ways to Get Invoved

Join the Ask and Act Listserv

The Ask and Act listserv is the place to receive tobacco-related news and updates, to share success stories and system changes you've put in place to help your patients quit tobacco use, or to ask questions. Email to request to be added to the listserv.

Serve on the Advisory Committee

Join with your peers who share your passion. To express your interest in serving on the AAFP Tobacco Cessation Advisory Committee, email Sherry Wanbaugh at



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Order Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Materials for Your Practice

Through the Ask and Act program, AAFP members have access to a variety of evidence-based resources to help patients quit using tobacco. Online ordering is available for materials created to serve family medicine practices, residency programs and departments, and AAFP constituent chapters. 

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Contact Us

Pamela Rodriguez, CAE
Health Programs Manager

Diana Swafford, PMP
Senior Program Coordinator

Resources for AAFP Chapters

  • Chapter Liaison Contact List - Get in touch with the Ask and Act liaison in your area.

  • Ads for Chapter Publications - (Chapter Executives Only) Download Ask and Act ads from the AAFP Chapter Executives Online website. Use these ads to direct members to the Ask and Act website where they can access a variety of free resources they can use to help patients with their quit attempts. Ads are in pdf format and available in three sizes.