The Tobacco Cessation Podcast explores new initiatives, policies and systems changes to increase tobacco cessation. It aims to help public health professions learn new information about tobacco cessation coverage and improve systems to help smokers quit. You can listen by clicking the links below or subscribe at Apple Podcast or Podbean. If you want more information on tobacco cessation coverage, please visit our Resource Library. If you have questions about a presentation, please email [email protected].

Join us for a conversation with Tyrone Whitehorse from Utah, as he shares his experience and lessons learned from working with their Insurance Commissioner to get a bulletin on tobacco cessation coverage. For more information on insurance bulletins, please check out our toolkit . Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope ” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Listen Now>>

Join us for a conversation with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). We talk about ways states can use CDC’s 6ǀ18 initiative framework to create a partnership between state Medicaid programs and Public Health Departments. To access various CHCS resources discussed in the podcast, visit https://www.618resources.chcs.org/ and https://collab.chcs.org/. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0.   Listen Now>>

Join us as we talk with the Vermont Department of Health on how they have worked to track and improve tobacco cessation treatment in their state Medicaid program. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0.  Listen Now>>

Join the American Lung Association for a conversation with the Colorado Department of Health on how they are working with their Medicaid program to collect tobacco cessation treatment utilization data. Learn how the state has been successful in collecting these data and how they are using them. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0.  Listen Now>>

During the pandemic, healthcare providers had to quickly shift most of their care to telehealth. Join the Lung Association as we talk with Margaret Antenucci about how she works with patients to help them quit tobacco during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about telehealth and tobacco cessation during the pandemic, please see our new factsheet on the changing landscape of telehealth during the pandemic. “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Listen online>>

Join the American Lung Association for a conversation about assessing cessation coverage in health plans with Rhode Island and Washington. If you are interested in learning more about assessing tobacco cessation coverage, please see the American Lung Association’s Guide to Assessing Tobacco Cessation Coverage in Health Plans. “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Listen online>>

Join the American Lung Association as we talk with Michael Pesko a researcher from Georgia State University as he shares his come of his research on the impact of Medicaid expansion on tobacco cessation. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Listen online>>

Native Americans use commercial tobacco at very high rates. This episode explores how Native Americans and the Department of Public Health are working together in Oklahoma to help this population quit commercial tobacco. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Listen online>>

Join the American Lung Association in a conversation with Krystal Weaver, the Vice President of Policy at the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. We talk about how pharmacists can expand access to tobacco cessation treatment. For state specific information, please visit NASPA's website. Music attribution: "Creative Commons Hope" by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Listen online »

Join the American Lung Association in a conversation with Taslim van Hattum, the Director, Practice Improvement at the National Council for Behavioral Health as we talk about tobacco cessation in the behavioral health community. Music attribution: "Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Listen online »

The American Lung Association explores how one hospital system is integrating tobacco cessation into their workflow. Join us, as we interview Jill Doberstein of Essentia Health, who is implementing innovative changes to improve their patients’ quit attempts and help people quit smoking. For more information, please read the Essential Health Case Study. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Listen online »

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