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This report examines federal and state level actions which are aimed to help smokers quit. Information is included on Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation treatments, state employee health plans, and states which require private insurance coverage of tobacco cessation services.
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This article describes the importance of private insurance and Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation services.
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A list of linked resources on substance abuse and suicide prevention/mental health.
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Researchers at the national level are making great strides toward answering this important question. In recent years, they have distilled effective strategies and principles from the many programs that seek to prevent and reduce substance abuse. Now, across the country, more and more practitioners are coming to understand how critical it is to identify and use science-based strategies that are likely to be effective in meeting the needs of the people they serve. (From their website)
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CAPT
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The Center for Social Gerontology has created a smoking cessation brochure which targets older adults in an effort to encourage smoking cessation among the elderly. (From their website)
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National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons (NCTFOP)
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A program from the World Health Organization
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WHO
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This website is about Not on Tobacco (N-O-T), a Colorado-based program to help teens stop smoking. Additionally, there is information on how to help reduce smoking among teens in your school or community, and details for teachers and health professionals on how to become a N-O-T facilitator.
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American Lung Association
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Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers. It is involuntarily inhaled by nonsmokers, lingers in the air hours after cigarettes have been extinguished and can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma. (From Their Website)
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American Lung Association
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A free, web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health-care decision making.
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National Library of Medicine
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The Legacy for Health website includes information about smoking cessation.
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Legacy for Health
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