Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act

As federal and state governments work to implement the Affordable Care Act, there is huge potential to provide millions more smokers with the help they need to quit. The ACA makes major changes to the health insurance market and also puts more focus on prevention in healthcare, which includes tobacco cessation. As major changes are being made to how healthcare is delivered and paid for in this country, there is a great opportunity to incorporate tobacco cessation treatment as a key to preventing deadly disease and rapidly rising healthcare costs.

The American Lung Association provides materials and analyses exploring ACA provisions that address tobacco cessation and prevention, including the federal guidance recommending a comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit. Please check this page regularly, as materials will be added as they become available.

What Is Covered?

What Is Covered?

Find out which plans cover which treatments to quit smoking » More

Timeline

Timeline

Important Affordable Care Act milestones for tobacco control. » More

Factsheets and Resources

Facts and Resources

Helpful resources for tobacco control advocates working on Affordable Care Act issues. » More

Cessation Guidance Toolkit

Letters and Comments

Helpful resources regarding the federal Affordable Care Act tobacco cessation guidance. » More