Cessation Materials for Tobacco Control Programs

The Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) works with tobacco control programs to develop, conduct, and support strategic efforts to protect the public’s health from the harmful effects of tobacco use. Helping people quit using tobacco can reduce the disease, death, and immense cost caused by tobacco use.1 The featured materials below are links to cessation references and resources designed to help inform tobacco control programs and assist with tobacco cessation interventions and implementation

Cessation Materials

Overarching Resources

  • Coverage for Tobacco Use Cessation Treatments (updated October 2020)
    This 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.
  • May 2014 FAQ Guidance on Cessation Coverage
    This subregulatory guidance, issued by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury in May 2014 as an FAQ, clarifies what the Affordable Care Act provision requiring that nongrandfathered private plans cover evidence-based preventive services means for tobacco cessation coverage (see Question 5).

Working with Medicaid: Overarching Resources

Working with Medicaid: Resources from the 6|18 initiative

Working with Medicaid: State Examples

Overarching Health Systems Change for Tobacco Cessation Resources

Clinical Implementation Resources

State Surveys of Health Plans

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care–feasible interventions for the cessation of tobacco use among school-aged children and adolescents.

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2014. Atlanta, GA: US Dept of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2014