Advancing Tobacco Cessation Policy. David Zauche Senior Program Officer Partnership for Prevention October 13, 2011. Congressional Prevention Caucus. Members. Aspirin Task Force. Partnership for Prevention . Leading By Example. National Chlamydia Coalition. Action To Quit.
Senior Program Officer
Partnership for Prevention
October 13, 2011
Aspirin Task Force
Partnership for Prevention
Leading By Example
National Chlamydia Coalition
National Commission on Prevention Priorities
Health Professionals Roundtable
ActionToQuit urges all sectors – health plans, employers, quitlines, health care systems, and policymakers – to work together to ensure that all tobacco users have access to comprehensive cessation treatments.
Cessation Coverage/Treatment for Colorado’s Uninsured
Increasing Cessation Access for All Nevadans (I-CAAN)
Tobacco Cessation Summit & Action Plan
New England Partnership for Smoking Cessation Policy
New York Access to Tobacco Use Treatment Strategic Planning Project
Virginia Partnership for Tobacco Use Cessation
Each funded project must do three things:
Around the World and in the USA
Average fatalities per 10 years:
Nearly 1 in 5 adults smokes
(45.3 million total)
Smoking declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 19.3% in 2010
An Increasing Trend
Providing tobacco dependence treatments (both medication and counseling) as a paid or covered benefit by health insurance plans has been shown to increase the proportion of smokers who use cessation treatment, attempt to quit, and successfully quit. Therefore, treatments shown to be effective in the Guideline should be included as covered services in public and private health benefit plans.
Source: USPHS, Treating Tobacco Use an Dependence, 2008
The workplace is a key sector in tobacco control and businesses can make a significant contribution to saving lives from tobacco-related illness. On June 8, 2011 Partnership for Prevention and Legacy sponsored an educational webinar for the ActionToQuit Network and other tobacco control leaders nationwide. The program featured two companies, Sprint and Caterpillar, which have made a corporate commitment to tobacco control. Additionally, Ellen Vargyas of Legacy discussed the current debate over tobacco use and hiring policy.
Partnership for Prevention appreciates all the efforts of leaders in Iowa to advance
tobacco cessation policy!
In June 2011 the Food and Drug Administration issued a final a rule to modify the required warnings that appear on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements. These new required warnings will consist of nine textual warning statements accompanied by color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking.