Quitting Tobacco? How Hospitals Can Help

This week we learned about the President’s success in his struggle to quit smoking. One in five American adults either smoke or use some form of tobacco and although many try to quit, less than 10 percent are successful due to a lack of support. Tomorrow, ActionToQuit’s free webinar describes how hospitals can support smokers who want to quit, by screening all patients for tobacco use and providing treatment. ActiontoQuit urges all sectors – employers, insurers, health care providers, quitlines and policymakers – to work together to help tobacco users get access to all the treatments that can help them quit, and has produced a series of webinars and podcasts. See also: CSG’s Quitting Tobacco: Save Lives, Save Money in Medicaid and State Employee Plans