AAFP Smoking Cessation Resources

The Time is Now to Help Your Patients Quit

Help your patients reduce their risk of serious respiratory complications from COVID-19 with smoking cessation resources. You can see all the COVID-19 resources, including telehealth guidance, on the Respond to Coronavirus web page.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

Providing resources to help your patients quit is a priority. AAFP recognizes social determinants of health play a role in tobacco-use related disparities for many reasons. For example, those living in poverty and adults with lower education levels smoke cigarettes at a higher rate than the general population. There are often higher densities of tobacco retailers in low-socioeconomic areas, low-income African American communities and in communities with LGBTQ couples.

In 2019, AAFP has been advocating on behalf of our members to regulate tobacco products to prevent thousands of lives lost each year to tobacco use. The AAFP provided comments on many tobacco and nicotine issues, including regulating flavored tobacco products, nicotine level standards, premium cigars and potential illicit trade markets.  

AAFP offers the following tobacco cessation resources for physicians to start the conversation with patients, helping them take steps toward smoke-free, healthier lives.