Cessation Toolkits

The Cessation Toolkits are a deep dive into a specific topic area. These toolkits are intended to be a “one-stop shop” to learn about a new issue and implement it in your community.

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Assistors Toolkit

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Reducing tobacco use is integral to improving public health. Restrictions like tobacco surcharges are significant barriers to affordable health insurance. This toolkit, updated August 2019, is designed to help build relationships between tobacco control and public health professionals and healthcare enrollment assistors to help new insurance enrollees quit tobacco. It includes information on the challenges posed by tobacco surcharges as well as how open enrollment can be an opportunity to help people quit.

Hospital Community Benefit Toolkit

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Hospitals have an important role to play in reducing tobacco use in their communities. Non-profit hospitals are required to meet specific requirements, including conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CNHA) and adopt an implementation strategy at least once every three years, to maintain their tax-exempt status. This toolkit highlights how public health can work with hospitals to address tobacco as part of this process.

Public Health Roadmap

Tobacco Use Disorder Treatment Integration in Behavioral Health Settings
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This resource collection contains new Lung Association tools and guides, along with curated partner resources to support tobacco control program staff and other public health professionals, working with providers, organizations, agencies and systems serving people with mental illness and substance use disorders. Content is regularly updated and is based on feedback from key stakeholders, including state and local tobacco control program staff, behavioral health program staff, clinical care providers and other content experts.

Working with Insurance Commissioners to Improve Tobacco Cessation Coverage

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State Insurance Commissioners play a key role in tobacco cessation coverage, as they regulate most private insurance plans in their state. This toolkit is designed to help state tobacco control program staff and their partners work with the state Insurance Commissioner on improving tobacco cessation coverage in their exchange plans and in other private plans.

Page last updated: September 19, 2023

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