Agency Resource List:

The California Smokers Helpline
The California Smokers' Helpline is a telephone program that can help you quit smoking. Helpline services are free, funded by the California Department of Public Health and by First 5 California.  1-800-NO-BUTTS.

The Center for Tobacco Cessation (CTC)
CTC provides training and technical assistance to organizations statewide to increase their capacity in tobacco cessation.

The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing 
The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing assists local Prop 99 funded projects throughout the state meet policy objectives using proven community organizing strategies, and serves as a statewide and local tobacco policy resource. The Center is a project of the American Lung Association in California and is funded by the California Tobacco Control Program.

ChangeLab Solutions
ChangeLab Solutions has worked on tobacco control policy for more than 10 years, and their model tobacco control policies and laws helped change the public acceptance of smoking in California.

Legacy: For Longer Healthier Lives
Legacy is dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Significant support is also provided by the American Legacy Foundation. SCLC aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA provides leadership and devotes its resources - programs, policies, information and data, contracts and grants- toward helping the Nation act on the knowledge that:

  • Behavioral Health is essential for health;
  • Prevention works;
  • Treatment is effective; and
  • People recover from mental and substance use disorders

University of Colorado, Denver: Behavioral Health and Wellness Program
The mission of The Behavioral Health and Wellness Program is to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities through research, evaluation, education, clinical care, and policy change. The Behavioral Health and Wellness program promotes wellness through: Community Involvement, Research, Education, Evidence-based practices, and Policy work.

The Center for Tobacco Cessation has created a myth debunking fact sheet that dispels long-held myths about tobacco cessation and persons with mental illness or substance abuse disorders.

Addressing Tobacco Use in Homeless Populations (PDF)
Recommendations for homeless service providers for tobacco cessation interventions.

Bringing Everyone Along (PDF)
Resource Guide for health professionals providing tobacco cessation services for people with mental illness and substance use disorders. A project of the tobacco Cessation Leadership Network.

Learning About Healthy Living (PDF)
A manual to address tobacco for smokers with a serious mental illness who are either prepared to quit smoking or who are simply contemplating quitting in the future.

Smoking Cessation for Persons with Mental Illnesses (PDF)
A toolkit for mental health providers.

Smoking in Low Socioeconomic Status Populations
A report on smoking in low SWS populations in California including prevalence, health impact, challenges, and recommendations.

Tobacco-Free Living in Psychiatric Settings (PDF)
NASMHPD - A best-practices toolkit promoting wellness and recovery.

Tobacco-Free Toolkit for Community Health Facilities (PDF)
A toolkit for organizations serving persons with mental illnesses and addictions that are considering or implementing tobacco-free policies.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
A Public Health Service-sponsored Clinical Practice Guideline.

Treating Tobacco Dependence – AODA Professionals Manual (PDF)
Trainer Manual for addressing nicotine dependence in AODA treatment.

Treating Tobacco Dependence – Mental Health Professionals Manual (PDF)
Trainer Manual for addressing nicotine dependence in Mental Health treatment.

A hidden epidemic: Tobacco use and mental illness (PDF)
A publication that calls attention to the issue of the high prevalence of tobacco use and nicotine dependence among people with mental illnesses and highlights barriers to effective tobacco cessation efforts to help people with mental illnesses quit.

Smoke Alarm: The truth about smoking and mental illness
A 19 minute DVD that features a case study of a psychiatric facility that adopts a comprehensive tobacco cessation and wellness policy. If you want to check out this video, contact your local tobacco control program or other Prop 99 project.

Model Policies for Behavioral Health Settings:
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS)

ACBHCS Provider Tobacco Policies and Consumer Treatment Protocols:
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services is committed to addressing and treating tobacco dependence in all of their programs. The following Provider Tobacco Policies and Consumer Treatment Protocols are intended to prevent and reduce tobacco-related diseases among consumers.