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Assisting Tobacco-Addicted Individuals with Tobacco Recovery

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This training equips peer counselors with the necessary knowledge and skills to assist mental health consumers with tobacco cessation. Created in collaboration with the National Mental Health Partnership for Wellness and Smoking Cessation. Despite impressive declines in the proportion of the general population that smokes (now at around 1 in 5 adults), persons with mental illness continue to smoke at alarmingly high rates. In response to this public health problem, leaders of the mental health community convened and established the National Mental Health Partnership for Wellness and Smoking Cessation in 2007. This partnership leveraged, among numerous issues, the value of consumer-centered education and health promotion. As such, the Tobacco-Free for Recovery: Assisting Mental Health Consumers with Tobacco Cessation curriculum was designed. Working with mental health professionals, advocates, and leaders, this 3-hour program was created to equip peer counselors with the necessary knowledge and skills to assist and support other mental health consumers with quitting smoking. This curriculum may be used to train fellow peers in a group or individual setting. A smoke-free lifestyle is viewed as an important component of the path toward wellness and recovery. Copyright © The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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