Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program

[Ask and Act - a 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.

New Ask and Act Project | Address tobacco & e-cigarette use in adolescents 

Be a part of the one-year Reimagining Ask and Act Office Champions Project. As a participant, you will gain the tools and resources to address e-cigarette use among adolescents and young adults, and increase cessation rates in adults. Learn More

Ask and Act Resources

More Ways to Get Invoved

Join the New Online Community

The Ask and Act listserv has been replaced with the Tobacco & Nicotine Prevention and Control community, a forum to share updates, evidence, resources, and questions and comments on tobacco control issues. You can log in to the community with your AAFP username and password. If you are not an AAFP member, please create an account. As a first-time visitor to the community, you will be asked to affirm a Code of Conduct.

Contact the AAFP member resource center at 1-800-274-2237 if you have questions.

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.