The information issued today provides much-needed clarity to plans and insurers on what constitutes a comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit under the Affordable Care Act.
Prevention and Cessation Press Releases
The majority of states areæmissing opportunities to reduce tobacco-related deaths and health care costs byæproviding inadequate tobacco cessation coverageæand erecting barriers to effective quit tools in their Medicaid programs, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 's (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH).
(ATLANTA) February 4, 2014 The American Cancer Society and ACS CAN are pleased that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is exercising its authority under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act and undertaking a significant and high-profile effort to reach youth before they
(ATLANTA) February 3, 2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 's successful äóÖTips from Former Smokers ' campaign, which begins its third wave of advertising today, has already caused millions of Americans to take action to quit smoking.
ATLANTA) January 17, 2014 The U.S. Surgeon General 's Report on the Health Consequences of Smoking released today celebrates progress in reducing tobacco 's toll over the past 50 years and offers a prescription for ending the epidemic of death and disease caused by tobacco products.
WASHINGTON, DC As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General 's Report on Smoking and Health, the major cigarette companies are nearing the day when they must finally come clean to the American people and end decades of deception that have resul
WASHINGTON, DC - As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General 's Report on Smoking and Health, seven leading public health and medical organizations today called for a new national commitment to end the tobacco epidemic for good.
JAMA Study Finds Tobacco Control Prevented 8 Million Deaths Since First Surgeon General 's Report on Smoking 50 Years Ago
More than 8 million premature deaths have been avoided and life expectancy has been extended for men by more than two years and for women by more than 1.5 years over the past 50 years due in large part to tobacco control efforts such as increased tobacco taxes, smoke-free air laws, marketing and sales restrictions and cessation treatment programs, according to a study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 15, 2013 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Report Finds Majority of States Falling Short on Laws and Policies that Prevent Cancer and Save Lives
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 11, 2011 – A majority of states are falling short on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).