Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco Use
Enrollees in the Medicaid Program smoke cigarettes at a higher rate than their privately insured counterparts (25.3% vs 11.8%). Medicaid coverage for Tobacco Cessation Treatment has the potential to reduce smoking, smoking related disease and health care expenditures for its enrollees. This report provides a state by state overview of Medicaid coverage for Tobacco Cessation Treatments.
DiGiulio A, Jump Z, Yu A, et al. State Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco Cessation Treatments and Barriers to Accessing Treatments - United States, 2015–2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:390–395. DOI
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SURVEILLANCE
CDC Smoking and Tobacco Use
One stop shop for the Office on Smoking and Health, includes information on the dangers of tobacco use including its health effects and details on secondhand smoke and smokeless products. Also includes: Data and Statistics, Tobacco-related Disparities, QUIT smoking, State and Community Resources, and Multimedia Tools.
Quitting Smoking Among Adults -United States, 2000-2015. CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. January 6, 2017 / Vol. 65 / No. 52.
ASTHO E-Cigarettes and Vaping. Webinars and other resources available for states interested in issues related to e-cigarette regulation.
ASTHO Tobacco Written Resources and Materials. Written materials on tobacco control and prevention, including state success stories, issue briefs, case studies, and comprehensive guides
Taking Down Tobacco Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and CVS Health Foundation: Free, online training that will provide youth leaders and adult allies with the information and skills necessary to help create and #BeTheFirst tobacco-free generation.
HEALTH SYSTEM FOCUSED PREVENTION
ADA Tobacco Use and Cessation
Provides an overview of the impact on oral health and tobacco cessation methods.
U.S. DHHS comprehensive website that includes tobacco use statistics, information about smokeless tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, smoked tobacco products, health effects of tobacco use, QUIT NOW and Don't Start and Say It – Share it (social marketing messages).
Tips From Former Smokers – CDC
Presents an overview of diseases and conditions associated with smoking, which include gum (periodontal disease) and cancer.
Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions (2013)
U.S. Preventive Services Final Recommendation Statement recommending that primary care clinicians provide interventions including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use among school-aged children and adolescents.
Toolkit for oral health professionals to deliver brief tobacco interventions in primary care
This toolkit was developed based on WHO Capacity Building Training Package 4 entitled "Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care," the latest evidence on the association between tobacco use and oral diseases as well as the evidence on the benefits of tobacco cessation on oral health outcomes. Its target audience is oral health care providers. It aims to serve as a quick reference guide to help oral health care providers deliver brief tobacco interventions as part of their routine practice in primary care
ASH – Action on Smoking and Health
Global organization whose mission is to eliminate deaths from tobacco. Provides tobacco related resources and statistics. Released a 2017 Report: Tobacco in America: Leaving the Vulnerable Behind.
American Lung Association
Provides resources for individuals who want to stop smoking or vaping or help a loved one quit.
American Heart Association
Provides resources for individuals who want to stop smoking, vaping or using other forms of tobacco.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Includes global, national, state and local resources and advocacy tools to combat smoking and tobacco use.