Cessation Materials for State Tobacco Control Programs
Anyone interested in comprehensive state tobacco control cessation activities will find links to a collection of guides and documents that focus on cessation topics, such as interventions, clinical treatments for tobacco dependence, insurance coverage, and more.
Cessation Best Practices
- Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
Effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence that have become available since the 2000 Guideline was published.
- Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update—Overview
Evidence tables and recommendations contained in the clinical practice guideline.
- Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update—Overview
- Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2014: Cessation Interventions [PDF–496 KB]
A document that focuses on cessation interventions as a core component of state tobacco control programs.
- Consortium for Tobacco Use Cessation Technical Assistance
Summary of a consortium developed through a CDC-funded cooperative agreement. The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to provide technical assistance to state tobacco control programs and national and state tobacco control organizations in order to translate the science of tobacco control cessation into public health action. Specifically, the consortium is intended to provide technical assistance to support efforts to (1) enhance state quitline capacity and sustainability and (2) promote comprehensive private and public insurance coverage of cessation treatments as well as promote health systems change to integrate tobacco dependence treatment into the clinical workflow.
Cessation Insurance Coverage
- Coverage For Tobacco Use Cessation Treatments (updated May 2014)
This updated 2014 document provides an overview of the evidence base for tobacco cessation insurance coverage, best practices for designing cessation coverage, and the current status of cessation coverage.
- You Can Afford to Quit Smoking [PDF–1.02 MB]
A case study by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Partnership for Prevention on the implementation of OPM’s comprehensive cessation benefit for federal employees, retirees, and their families.
- Medicaid.gov Policies in Practice Feature on Tobacco Cessation
A Medicaid.gov “Policies in Practice” feature on Medicaid support for tobacco cessation activities by state Medicaid programs.
- Case Study:The Effect of Expanding Cessation Coverage—The Massachusetts Medicaid Cessation Benefit [PDF–286 KB]
A case study of the implementation and outcomes of the 2006 Massachusetts Medicaid cessation coverage benefit.
Health Systems Change
- Q&A with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Atrius Health about Health Systems Change to Address Smoking [PDF–484 KB]
In this question and answer (Q&A), Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Atrius Health respond to questions about an extensive health systems change effort they undertook in 2007 to improve tobacco dependence treatment in their health care system.
- Using Health Systems Change to Increase Tobacco Cessation: What Can State Tobacco Control Programs Do? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) [PDF–159 KB]
This Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) sheet is intended to provide state tobacco prevention and control managers with an overview about the basics of health systems change. This resource is meant to supplement information provided on this topic in the recent Best Practices Document.
- Academic Detailing: Frequently Asked Questions [PDF–142 KB]
Frequently asked questions related to the use of academic detailing as a training and education approach in tobacco control to reach health care providers and health systems.
- Developing and Managing an Academic Detailing Program for Tobacco Cessation: Question and Answer with the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) and the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW CTRI) [PDF–236 KB]
A Question and Answer (Q&A) with the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and the University of Wisconsin about their more than ten years of experience running an on-the-ground academic detailing outreach program. Questions cover program development, implementation, management, and outcomes.
- Arkansas's Systems Training Outreach Program: Using Academic Detailing to Reach Health Care Providers [PDF–164 KB]
A case study about how the Arkansas STOP program aligns with the Component Model of Infrastructure framework for evaluating tobacco control.
- Million Hearts® Clinical Quality Measures Dashboard
This link includes information about the quality measure for tobacco assessment and treatment and a Clinical Measures Dashboard which displays data from select quality reporting initiatives at the state, HHS region, and national level.
- CDC Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office Link on Meaningful Use
Resources, including fact sheets and recommendations related to the Meaningful Use program.
- Meaningful Use, Tobacco Cessation, and State Tobacco Control Programs [PDF–476 KB]
Frequently asked questions on the Meaningful Use incentive program.
- Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco Use: An Implementation Guide for Community Health Centers [PDF–2.12 MB]
A guide intended to help health centers integrate tobacco cessation into their clinical services.
- Helping Patients Quit: Implementing the Joint Commission Tobacco Measure Set in Your Hospital [PDF–2.74 MB]
A guide to hospital leaders and care providers as a useful tool in implementing a comprehensive tobacco cessation program.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about 1-800-QUIT-NOW and the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines [PDF–64 KB]
This document provides information about tobacco quitlines and the CDC and NCI National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines.
- National Quitline Data Warehouse (NQDW)
The NQDW collects data on callers to state quitlines including both 1-800-QUIT NOW and the state quitline numbers.
- Telephone Quitlines: A Resource for Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
A guide to resources and information related to telephone quitlines.
- USPSTF Recommendation: Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents
Recommendations that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use in school-aged children and adolescents.
- PHS Guideline Recommendations: How to Help Adolescents Quit Smoking [PDF–185 KB]
Recommendations that adolescent smokers be provided with counseling interventions to aid them in quitting smoking.
- A National Evaluation of Community-Based Youth Cessation Programs article
A report on the outcomes of a national evaluation of community-based youth cessation programs
- Page last reviewed: February 18, 2015
- Page last updated: February 18, 2015
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