Tobacco Control - Provider Resources

Michigan Tobacco Quitline
Provides cancer patients and survivors with free access to Quitline services, including telephone counseling and nicotine replacement therapy. 

If you are interested in referring your cancer patients or survivors to the Michigan Tobacco Quitline contact the Michigan Cancer Consortium at

Tobacco Cessation Collaborative
The Michigan Cancer Consortium and the Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium’s Tobacco Cessation Collaborative can help your oncology practice or cancer center develop a process to identify those who use tobacco, advise them to quit, and fax refer them to the Quitline.  For more information or to join the collaborative contact


Provider Tools:

  • Tobacco Information and Prevention Service (TIPS) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: A multitude of tobacco resources are available at this web site, including: Surgeon General's reports; information on how to quit smoking; Celebrities Against Smoking; TIPS for Youth; Tobacco Industry Documents; and a Media Campaign Resource Center. Various resource materials are available, including posters, videos, and fact sheets
  • DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers: The toolkit provides a variety of information on education about tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and information and research on treatments.
  • Tobacco Free Toolkit for Community Health Facilities: A resource for healthcare organizations to assist them in creating tobacco free policies on their grounds. The toolkit provides strategies and instructions on assessing organizational readiness to go tobacco-free, implementing tobacco-free policies, and providing tobacco cessation services and referrals as policies take effect

Position Statement & Recommendations:


  • State of Tobacco Control 2019: Did Your State Make the Grade? - American Lung Association: This report tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the state and federal level and assigns grades to tobacco control laws and regulations. Visitors to this site can view state grades or view national grades to see how the federal government performed.

Websites of Interest:

  • Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program - American Academy of Family Physicians: This tobacco cessation program encourages family physicians to ASK about the tobacco use habits of all of their patients, then to ACT on that information. A number of online resources are available, including CME Web casts on tobacco issues and online CME courses in tobacco treatment and dependence

  • Cancer Topic Searches: Tobacco – National Cancer Institute: Cancer Topic Searches are prepared literature searches of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. Literature citations on more than 100 different topics can be obtained. All citations on a specific topic can be retrieved, or the results can be limited by selecting one of three date ranges.

  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Service (MDHHS)  - Tobacco Control Program: This webpage provides links to tobacco related information including:  information to health care professionals, disparate/vulnerable populations, quit tobacco tools and resources. 
  • Michigan's Smokefree Air Law – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: Visitors to this site will find detailed information about the law and the exemptions allowed, frequently asked questions, tools for businesses, and tobacco dependence treatment information for business and citizens.
  • Physician's Office Smoking Cessation Implementation Suggestions – Michigan Cancer Consortium
    This site provides information for employees of physician offices about smoking cessation.

  • Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure – The Community Guide: This webpage lists the Task Force's recommended interventions to reduce tobacco use and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and to access publications and other resources for tobacco use cessation.

  • Smoke-Free Environments Law Project: The Smoke-Free Environments Law Project is a statewide project that provides cost-free information, consultation and advice for Michigan businesses, local units of government, and residents.   Its focus is on policies and practices that protect employees and the general public from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
  • Tobacco-Free Michigan: Tobacco-Free Michigan is a network of more than 200 organizations and individuals all over Michigan that works to prevent and reduce tobacco use and its harmful effects in communities through advocacy, education, networking, and research. Tobacco-Free Michigan seeks to promote counter advertising media messages that de-glamorize tobacco and public policy initiatives that de-normalize tobacco use, emphasizing more vulnerable populations that are heavily targeted by the tobacco industry.

More information is available on these MCC pages: