Prevention and Cessation

We are working to increase funding for comprehensive tobacco control programs and access to evidence-based cessation treatment, which prevents youth initiation and supports successful quitting. Additionally, raising the minimum sale age for tobacco to 21 can prevent a deadly addiction. 

Prevention and Cessation Resources:

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and partners sent a letter to the Secretaries of the tri-agencies requesting that they issue a new Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) concerning a comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit to reflect the recently-updated USPSTF recommendation.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and partners provided comments on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Draft Recommendation Statement: Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults and Pregnant Women: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions.  We recommended that USPSTF clarify that clinicians should ask all adults about tobacco use and provide both provide U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions for cessation in adults who use tobacco.

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Draft Recommendation Statement: Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults and Pregnant Women: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and partners provided comments regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2015 Proposed Rule on Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and partners provided comments regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2015 Proposed Rule on Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System.

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided input on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Draft Research Plan: Behavioral Counseling and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for Tobacco Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments regarding the National Quality Forum's (NQF) Behavioral Health Phase 2 tobacco use measures.

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