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Professional Education and Resources

We hope these resources are helpful whether you are beginning the process of integrating commercial tobacco treatment and/or implementing tobacco-free grounds policies or are well underway in this journey.

If you have questions about the Lung Mind Alliance, contact Alex Dusek at 651-268-7612 or [email protected].


Changing social norms about commercial tobacco treatment and tobacco-free grounds policies

Designed for Minnesota's mental health and substance use disorder professionals, these downloadable documents help build understanding about myths and facts about helping clients get healthy by offering tobacco treatment, providing healthy facilities by adopting tobacco-free grounds policies, and how this is a path to fulfilling your organization's mission.

Download PDFs:


Tips From The Field Guide

Cover of Tips from The Field guideOur newest resource, How to Address Tobacco Use in Minnesota's Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services: TIPS FROM THE FIELD, was written by Minnesota mental health and substance use disorder professionals. This guide provides easy-to-follow information and resources to help others incorporate tobacco treatment and support services.

View guide and accompanying handouts here.


A Toolkit to Address Tobacco Use in Behavioral Health Settings: A Guide for Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Professionals

A Toolkit to Address Tobacco Use in Behavioral Health Settings: A Guide for mental health and substance use treatment professionalsThis toolkit was developed for a broad continuum of mental health and substance use treatment professionals in an initial stage of considering how their organization can address tobacco. It contains information and step-by-step instructions, including:

  • Low burden means of assessing readiness to quit
  • Tobacco treatment
  • Strategies for implementing policy
  • Strategies to increase tobacco treatments opportunities and success
  • Referral to community resources

Video testimony:

Four mental health practitioners explain why incorporating tobacco treatment into their services is important and part of their contribution to providing health services for clients.

Handouts you can use with the people you serve:

Health isn't the only reason people who smoke are motivated to quit. These pieces outline other reasons to consider quitting tobacco.


Learning About Healthy Living curriculum

This treatment manual, designed to be used in a group setting was developed by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Division of Addiction Psychiatry. It provides a format to address tobacco for people who smoke with series mental illness who are either prepared to quit smoking or who are simply contemplating quitting in the future.

Learn more about Learning About Healthy Living curriculum.


American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking

The American Lung Association has been helping people quit smoking for over 35 years through Freedom From Smoking®. Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the country, Freedom From Smoking has helped hundreds of thousands individuals quit smoking for good and is now available in a variety of formats.

Learn more about Freedom From Smoking.


If you have questions about the Lung Mind Alliance, contact Alex at 651-268-7612 or [email protected].

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