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North American Quitline Consortium
CDC New Release: Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs – 2014!
Dear Colleagues,

CDC released a new report today, titled Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs – 2014. This is the first update to the Best Practices guide since 2007.  It reflects new scientific literature, shifts in state populations and smoking rates, and changes to the tobacco control landscape since 2007. The guide provides recommended funding levels for comprehensive state tobacco control programs, including breakouts on funding levels (and effective interventions) for tobacco cessation. 

NAQC supports CDC’s recommendations on best practices for cessation, including its guiding principles, goals and recommended activities related to supporting and enhancing quitlines, insurance coverage for proven cessation treatment and health system change. Staff will be assessing CDC’s budget recommendations and providing the quitline community with additional feedback on them over the next few weeks.

We encourage all NAQC members to review Best Practices -2014 (the cessation chapter begins on page 40) and CDC’s related fact sheets. To access Best Practices-2014, visit www.cdc.gov/tobacco. Additional quitline data is available on NAQC’s website. Additional state-specific tobacco-related data is available from CDC's State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation System at http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/statesystem.

Please let us know if you have any feedback on Best Practices – 2014.
Warm regards,

Linda A. Bailey, JD, MHS
President and CEO
North American Quitline Consortium


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