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Tobacco Quitline MISSISSIPPI

The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi's Tobacco Quitline is designed toprovide you with counseling and supporting information to help you quit smoking and stop chewing tobacco. The Tobacco Quitline is managed by IQH - Information for Quality HEALTHCARE - and is staffed by trained tobacco specialists who understand your addiction.

800-QuitNow

For links to statewide treatment centers, visit our pages for Satellite Programs and ACT Now University Centers

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Action on Smoking and Health

The Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is an antismoking organization geared toward protecting the rights of all nonsmokers. They provide information and news updates on several health topics including smoking and its deadly effects.

(202) 659-4310

Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) provides materials on smoking cessation for health professionals and consumers.

800-358-9295

American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout

Informational website developed by the ACS educating children on the hazards of tobacco.

800-227-2345

American Lung Association

The Tobacco Control tab on the American Lung Association's (ALA) website contains information about smoking and women, targeted populations, quitting smoking, and much more.

800-586-4872

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR)

This lobbying organization serves to protect the rights of nonsmokers and to protect America's youth from tobacco addiction. They provide information to the public on various tobacco-related topics.

510-841-3032

Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use & Dependence

The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use & Dependence (ATTUD) is an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user.

(508) 856-5886

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

This site is geared towards informing kids about the dangers of smoking through information about state tobacco settlements and Kids' Corner. Tobacco news and special reports are easy to find. This is a good resource for teachers and youth group leaders.

800-284-5437

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Very detailed website with information relevant to everyone, i.e., TIPS 4 KIDS and TIPS 4 TEENS. Also information for educators. Information available in Spanish.

(770) 488-5705

Department of Health and Human Services

The website of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides information on diseases & conditions, safety & wellness, drug & food information, disasters & emergencies, grants & funding, families & children, aging, specific populations, and resource locators.

(202) 619-0257

Emphysema Foundation For Our Right To Survive (EFFORTS)

Read firsthand accounts of the health efforts of smoking from members of EFFORTS, a non-profit group which is composed of people taking an active role in an organization working to facilitate the education, treatment, and cure for Emphysema and related lung diseases.

(816) 413-0176 Fax

Legacy Tobacco Documents Library

The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (LTDL) contains 7 million documents related to advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research of tobacco products. Visitors can search, view, and download these documents from this web site.

National Cancer Institute

Brochures are available at no charge in quantities of 20. Others are available at a small charge.

800-422-6237

National Health Information Center

This is a health information referral service providing a health information resource database and a publication listing that can be used to refer individuals to the appropriate health resources. These resources may include health organizations, health publications, etc.

1-800-336-4797 or 301-565-4167

National Institute on Drug Abuse

This website contains in-depth information on nicotine, cigarettes, and tobacco products.

Professional Assisted Cessation Therapy (PACT)

PACT is an independent consortium of leaders in the treatment of tobacco dependence whose mission is to lower barriers to broader utilization of cessation therapy through education and advocacy. PACT is dedicated to helping health professionals help their patients to help themselves.

Tobacco.org

Provides on-line news, updates, and other information pertaining to tobacco and smoking. Offers a state-by-state list of tobacco-related organizations and produces SmokeFree Air, a newsletter available to the public.

(202) 955-9099

Smokefree.gov

Smokefree.gov, a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the Department of Health and Human Services, is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) has over 1,000 members, including many of the top experts on nicotine and tobacco from over 20 countries around the world. The mission of the Society is to stimulate the generation of new knowledge concerning nicotine in all its manifestations - from molecular to societal.

Surgeon General's Reports

Find the Surgeon General's reports since 1964. Includes the history of tobacco use and tobacco prevention findings.

(202) 619-0257

Tar Wars

Tar Wars is a national pro-health children's tobacco-free education program and poster contest. It is designed to discourage tobacco use among youth through education and community involvement. Tar Wars is or fourth and fifth graders in the United States and abroad. It is a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

(601) 957-7722 or 888-350-4886

The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing

This site provides step by step information to guide you through the community organizing process. Provided by California's Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing.

(916) 442-4299

The Health Authority

Website that provides the latest information on important health topics including tobacco addiction.

The Social Science Research Center (Mississippi State University)

This site provides information on the social climate for tobacco control, health policy briefs and other pertinent tobacco-related information on the social, economic, and political problems facing the state.

The Truth Campaign

The Truth Campaign is a program of the Florida Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.

Tobacco Control On-line

An international peer review on-line journal for health professionals and others in tobacco control.

800-482-1450

Tobacco Control Advocacy (NAAAPI)

For the National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery (NAAAPI), tobacco control advocacy is the mission to change social policy or societal norms through education and action. NAAAPI has worked since 1991 to impact the effects the tobacco industry has had on the African American community and other communities of color.

(215) 235-6488

Tobacco Products Liability Project

Founded in 1979 by doctors, academics, and attorneys, serves as an umbrella organization that implements tobacco control projects.

(617) 373-2026

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations' specialized agency for health. It was established on April 7, 1948. WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples to the highest possible level of health. Information is available in French and Spanish.

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