Smoking Cessation Programs

Smoking Cessation Programs Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Despite progress in reducing tobacco use, in 2010 nearly one in five adults smoked cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Treatments such as counseling and use of medications can be effective, but many tobacco users lack awareness of or access to smoking cessation resources, especially among low-income and underserved individuals.

The featured Innovations describe two programs that led to increased use of smoking cessation resources and higher quit rates.

The featured QualityTools provide practical approaches for treating tobacco dependence in the clinical setting and for achieving tobacco-free hospitals and health systems.

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