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Affordable Care Act Aimed to Increase Smoking Cessation

Several provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intend to improve smoking cessation rates by increasing insurance coverage for effective interventions, according to a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine on November 19,
Pharmacy Times
added Nov 21, 2014 23:56

Colorado insurance alert urges smokers to quit

Colorado insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar is urging people to take advantage of smoking-cessation programs at no cost through plans under the country’s new health-care law.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 21, 2014 23:41

[Florida] Big Tobacco Says Using Engle Findings Violates Federal Law

Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on Thursday argued before the Eleventh Circuit that Engle progeny plaintiffs cannot rely on the findings of that landmark suit to establish their strict liability and negligence claims against the tobacco co
added Nov 21, 2014 12:48

Public Health Experts Call on Insurers to Comply with the ACA Requirement to Provide Tobacco Cessation Assistance to All Tobacco Users

Noting that the “current rate of progress in tobacco control is not fast enough,” the report called for a number of specific actions, including “fulfilling the opportunity of the Affordable Care Act to provide access to barrier-free proven tobacco use ce
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 20, 2014 11:51

Swift FDA Action Urged to Regulate E-Cigs

Action Points In 2014, Americans will spend about $2.2 billion on e-cigarettes -- numbers that exceed those for nicotine-replacement therapy. In a Perspective in the NEJM the authors encourage the FDA to accelerate their regulations to eliminate uncertai
MedPage Today
added Nov 19, 2014 15:52

Sharecare & American Cancer Society Team Up to Host the Second Annual Great American Smokeout Twitter Chat

The chat, which will also feature the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Sarah Cannon Research Institute, will use the hashtag #quittogether and will allow smokers, their friends and family and anyone interested in the topic to pose que
Business Wire
added Nov 19, 2014 15:34

Ready to quit smoking? Here's what works best

Thursday is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, a day on which all smokers will be encouraged to abstain or start making a plan to quit. In coming weeks, even more people will make resolutions to quit as New Year's Day approaches. Sadl
USA Today
added Nov 18, 2014 10:56

How seniors can quit smoking with the help of Medicare and other tools

Can Medicare help me quit smoking? ... Dear Connie, Yes, Medicare actually covers up to eight face-to-face counseling sessions a year to help beneficiaries quit smoking. And, if you have a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, certain smoking-cessatio
Provo (UT) Daily Herald
added Nov 16, 2014 22:12

More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations

inquiry found that more than $127 million worth of cigarettes purchased by the [ATF] disappeared in a series of undercover investigations ...bureau paid an undercover informant from the tobacco industry nearly $5 million in “business expenses” for his hel
New York Times
added Nov 16, 2014 16:23

SURVEY: What kind of age limitation is appropriate for lung cancer screening?

63.9% Should not be limited 16.2% 74 is okay 13% Should be higher 7% Medicare shouldn't pay for screening
MedPage Today
added Nov 15, 2014 08:38
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