Cessation Materials for State Tobacco Control Programs
Tobacco cessation is a key component of OSH’s comprehensive approach to prevent and reduce tobacco use. Below are links to cessation references and resources including best practices, information on insurance coverage, health systems, and more.
Given the importance of cessation, OSH has designated 2019 as its Year of Cessation.
Learn more about OSH's Year of Cessation
Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2014: Cessation Interventions [PDF–496 KB]pdf icon
A document that focuses on cessation interventions as a core component of state tobacco control programs.
Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Updateexternal icon
Effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence that have become available since the 2000 Guideline was published.
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update—Overviewexternal icon
Evidence tables and recommendations contained in the clinical practice guideline.
- Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update—Overviewexternal icon
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 2015 Tobacco Cessation Recommendation Statement for Adultsexternal icon
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement provides updated recommendations for primary care providers on effective tobacco cessation treatment for adults.
- 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 Coverageexternal icon
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).
- Medicaid.gov Policies in Practice Feature on Tobacco Cessationexternal icon
A Medicaid.gov 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]pdf icon
A case study of the implementation and outcomes of the 2006 Massachusetts Medicaid cessation coverage benefit.
- Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Coverage in Oklahoma: A Case Study in Leveraging Systems and Partnerships [PDF–1.99 MB]pdf icon
Summary of a consortium developed through a CDC-funded cooperative agreement to provide technical assistance to state tobacco control programs and national and state tobacco control organizations on tobacco cessation approaches.
- A Framework for Effective Promotion of a Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Benefitexternal icon
This case study describes how Vermont made its Medicaid cessation coverage and cessation services more accessible and vigorously promoted these improvements to Medicaid enrollees and health care providers using a range of approaches. This effort led to increased use of cessation services (including the state quitline) by Medicaid enrollees and increased cessation support from health care providers to this population.
- Million Hearts® Tobacco Cessation Change Packageexternal icon
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This Million Hearts® quality improvement resource contains actionable ideas and useful resources to help health systems and practices increase the reach and effectiveness of tobacco cessation interventions.
- Million Hearts® Protocol for Identifying and Treating Patients Who Use Tobacco[PDF–634 KB]pdf iconexternal icon
Million Hearts® Guide: Identifying and Treating Patients Who Use Tobacco: Action Steps for Clinicians[PDF– 351 KB]pdf iconexternal icon
These two companion Million Hearts® tools contain practical information, action steps, and health system design considerations to enable health care providers to intervene effectively to help patients who use tobacco quit.
- Using Health Systems Change to Increase Tobacco Cessation: What Can State Tobacco Control Programs Do? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) [PDF– 159 KB]pdf icon
This Frequently Asked Questions 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.
- Q&A with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Atrius Health about Health Systems Change to Address Smoking [PDF–484 KB]pdf icon
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.
- Louisiana State University Health System’s Tobacco Control Initiative [PDF–1.84 MB]pdf icon
This question and answer style case study provides an overview of Louisiana State University’s Health System’s Tobacco Control Initiative, focused on developing and implementing a systematic approach to treating tobacco use in one of the largest safety-net health delivery systems in the country.
- Academic Detailing in Tobacco Cessation: Frequently Asked Questions [PDF–142 KB]pdf icon
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]pdf icon
A question and answer 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]pdf icon
A case study about how the Arkansas STOP program aligns with the Component Model of Infrastructure framework for evaluating tobacco control.
- CDC Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office Link on Meaningful Use
Resources, including fact sheets and recommendations related to the Meaningful Use program.
Quality Measures in Tobacco Cessation
- Million Hearts® Clinical Quality Measures Dashboardexternal icon
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.
- Quitline Anniversary Booklet [PDF–5.20 MB]pdf icon
This booklet commemorates the 15th anniversary of the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines by reviewing the evolution of state quitlines from 2004 through 2019.
- National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines 15th Anniversary Infographic [PDF–708 KB]pdf icon
This infographic gives a visual timeline of the evolution of state quitlines from 2004 through 2019.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about 1-800-QUIT-NOW and the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines
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.
- North American Quitline Consortium Quitline Mapexternal icon
The North American Quitline Consortium’s Quitline Map contains in-depth information on the hours of operation, telephone and online services, medications, eligibility, and referral programs of state quitlines.
USPSTF Recommendation: Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventionsexternal icon
The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use among school-aged children and adolescents.
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.
PHS Guideline Recommendations: How to Help Adolescents Quit Smoking [PDF–609 KB]pdf icon
Recommendations that adolescent smokers be provided with counseling interventions to aid them in quitting smoking.
A National Evaluation of Community-Based Youth Cessation Programs articleexternal icon
A report on the outcomes of a national evaluation of community-based youth cessation programs