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A reminder that this article from our magazine Visions was published more than 1 year ago. It is here for reference only. Some information in it may no longer be current. It also represents the point of the view of the author only. See the author box at the bottom of the article for more about the contributor.

Tobacco Resources

Reprinted from "Tobacco" issue of Visions Journal, 2007, 3 (4), p. 36

Stop Smoking Resources

  • BC Quitnow Services, BC Lung Association:

  • QuitNow by Phone: 1-877-455-2233. A confidential, free-of-charge, helpline available 24/7 and staffed by specially trained registered nurses who are there to listen and provide support and guidance.

  • An Internet-based quit smoking service, available free-of-charge to all British Columbia residents that combines effective methods for quitting smoking with a powerful, individualized program that is available anytime and anyplace.

  • The Government of Canada’s resource portal for tobacco resources including self-help and research publications.

  • Substance Information Link: By the Centre for Addictions Research of BC. Click on Tobacco for good-quality BC and Canadian resources

  • Canadian Health Network: click on Tobacco under Topics.


  • Piaseck, M.P. & Newhouse, P. (Eds.). (2000). Nicotine and psychiatry: Psychopathology and emerging therapeutics. Washington, DC: Amercian Psychiatric Press.

  • BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. (2006). Tobacco.

  • Johnson, J.L., MacDonald, S., Reist, D. et al. (2006). Tobacco reduction in the context of mental illness and addictions: A review of the evidence. Vancouver, BC: Provincial Health Services Authority.

  • Greaves, L., Jategaonkar, N., & Sanchez, S. (Eds.). (2006). Turning a new leaf: Women, tobacco, and the future. Vancouver, BC: British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.

Journal Articles

  • Ziedonis, D., Williams, J.M. & Smelson, D. (2003). Serious mental illness and tobacco addiction: A model program to address this common but neglected issue. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 326(4), 223-30.

  • Snyder, M. (2006). Serious mental illness and smoking cessation. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 27(6), 635-45.

  • Grant, B.F., Hasin, D.S., Chou, S.P. et al. (2004). Nicotine dependence and psychiatric disorders in the United States: results from the national epidemiologic survey on alcohol and related conditions. Archives of General Psychiatry, 61(11), 1107-15.

  • Williams, J.M., Cain, B.W., Fredericks, T. et al. (2006). A tobacco treatment model for persons with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 57(8), 1210.


This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources


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