The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health has published a new Best Practices User Guide: Cessation in Tobacco Prevention and Control. The guide was written in partnership with the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis.
Although smoking is at an all-time low, more than 480,000 Americans still die from smoking each year and millions live with a serious disease caused by smoking. Quitting smoking is one of the most important things people can do to protect their health.
Focus on cessation interventions has never been greater. CDC declared 2019 the “Year of Cessation” and renewed their commitment to the critical role of cessation in tobacco prevention and control. In January, the Surgeon General released the first SGR in 30 years to focus on cessation. This user guide provides a new tool for state programs with practical guidance on how to promote health systems change, improve insurance coverage, and support state quitlines.
The Best Practices User Guide: Cessation in Tobacco Prevention and Control can help you:
- Use proven, population-level strategies to help people quit tobacco
- Learn from real-world examples of successful cessation interventions;
- Make the case for the importance of cessation interventions; and
- Identify the best tobacco control resources and tools to help in planning efforts.
The online version of the guide is available on CDC’s website.