Nurses Can Have a Big Impact on U.S. Smoking Rates

Psychiatric Nurses: Champions for Smoking Cessation (position paper from APNA)

If the 2.2 million working nurses in the U.S. each helped one person per year quit smoking, it would triple the U.S. quit rate, according to Tobacco Free Nurses.

Joint Commission Examines QI Measures for Nurses, Including Smoking Cessation

For free copies of Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Nursesclick here. Or contact AHRQ’s Publication Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295 or send an e-mail to

For practical tools to help healthcare providers help patients quit, click here.

Continuing Education:

  • To get free CME/CE credits, click here to take a free online course from UW-CTRI.
  • To access free CME training in person via your local UW-CTRI outreach specialist, click here.