232014Jul

The National Council for Behavioral Health will sponsor a webinar on Tuesday, July 29 from 2:00-3:30pm Eastern time.

- https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/223229954 -

“A Journey to Recovery: What Does the Cigarette Represent?” will address how the behavioral health treatment environment has perpetuated smoking and how tobacco control efforts have largely missed this population. Anyone who has worked with someone who smokes, or battled a nicotine addiction themselves, knows that a cigarette represents more than just a habit.

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102014Jul

Tobacco Cessation as a Preventive Service: New Guidance Clarifies Affordable Care Act Provision

- http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/tobacco-control-advocacy/reports-resources/2014/tobacco-cessation-preventive-service.pdf -

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most health insurance plans to cover preventive services that have received an A or B grade recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The ACA also requires these services be provided with no cost sharing for the patient, which means no copays, coinsurance or…

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102014Jul

Federal Employees Tobacco Cessation Benefit - New Report

- http://www.prevent.org/data/files/actiontoquit/case%20study,%20opm,%20final,%207-3-14.pdf -

Today, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), in conjunction with Partnership for Prevention, is releasing a new report highlighting the Federal Employees Health Benefits program’s tobacco cessation coverage. This case study outlines the OPM’s experience offering a comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit for Federal employees, retirees and their families.

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102014Jul

Poisonings from the liquid that is used in electronic cigarettes is on the rise in New York state. T

- http://wrvo.org/post/liquid-e-cigarettes-resulting-more-calls-upstate-poison-control-center?utm_referrer=http%3A//m.wrvo.org/%3Futm_referrer%3D%23mobile/58160 -

They come in flavors like bubble gum, mint chip and grape, but only one swallow of liquid nicotine can make a child very, very ill, according to Michelle Caliva, head of the Upstate New York Poison Center. “E-cigarettes contain nicotine, and nicotine is toxic to children,” Caliva said. “Whether it’s in the e-cigarette or a…

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32014Jul

CDC’s 2014 Tips From Former Smokers campaign features real people living with the affects of smoking

- https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/13288-cdc-tips-from-former-smokers?locale=en -

The latest round of Tips ads will feature new conditions including gum disease, pre-term birth and smoking with HIV. The Tips campaign has helped hundreds of thousands of smokers quit since it began in 2012. All of the people featured in the Tips ad campaign hope their stories will help other smokers quit. You can help them by…

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