- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Smoking & Tobacco Use Web page. This Web site provides a variety of information on tobacco, including data and statistics, effective policies, programs and campaigns, recommended strategies, and other resources for consumers and the health professional. It includes a link to a PDF that discusses the importance of health insurance coverage for tobacco cessation services.
- The Public Health Services (PHS) Guideline for Effective Cessation Treatments that focuses on smoking cessation is located at the tobacco site.
- The site also provides a web-based bibliography of program materials on tobacco-use cessation.
- CDC has developed Telephone Quitlines: A Resource Guide for Development, Implementation, and Evaluation pdf icon[PDF – 1.9 M] to assist those interested in using this population-based approach to tobacco cessation.
- SmokeFree.gov: You Can Quit Smoking Nowexternal icon provides information and support for people who want to quit smoking such as telephone numbers for national and state “quitlines”.
- The American Lung Association of Ohio, Ohio Department of Health, and Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation has developed the following model tobacco-free workplace policyexternal icon.
- The American Lung Association has developed the SLATI (State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues) searchable databaseexternal icon which tracks tobacco control laws, such as restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces on a state by state basis.
- The Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Updateexternal icon sponsored by a consortium of eight Federal Government and nonprofit organizations provides detailed descriptions of clinical approaches to counseling and pharmaceutical use.
- The Pacific Business Group on Health created Tobacco Cessation Benefit Coverage and Consumer Engagement Strategies: A California Perspective pdf icon[PDF – 759 KB]external icon which discusses the importance of providing coverage for tobacco-use treatment, details the gold standard for tobacco cessation treatment coverage, provides examples of strategies implemented by several large California employers, and lists the extent of coverage by California insurer members.
- The American Cancer Society’s Workplace Solutionsexternal icon has developed Strategies for Promoting and Implementing a Smoke-free Workplaceexternal icon adapted from CDC’s comprehensive guide Making Your Workplace Smokefree: A Decision Maker’s Guide to assist employers in creating a safe, healthful environment for employees.
- Smoke-free Policies: Establishing a Smoke-Free Ordinance to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Indoor Worksites and Public Places pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB] developed by the Partnership for Prevention describes the steps to build support for and establish a community smoke-free ordinance at worksites and public places.
- The North Carolina State Health Plan has a Quit Now Workbookexternal icon with downloadable posters, surveys, policy examples, pledge cards and other materials for both tobacco cessation and workplace tobacco-free strategies.
- The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has created Tobacco Cessation: Guidance on Establishing Programs Designed to Help Employees Stop Using Tobaccoexternal icon including guidelines for effective government agency tobacco cessation programs.
Page last reviewed: February 29, 2020