Important Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for Quitlines
Friday, June 14, 2013
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
The Community Preventive Services Task
Force has released new recommendations on strategies for
increasing the use of quitlines. The recommendations are based on strong
evidence of effectiveness in increasing tobacco cessation among clients
interested in quitting. The evidence was based on findings from 60 trials of
proactive telephone counseling when provided alone or in combination with
The three interventions considered to be effective at increasing use of
health communication interventions that combine cessation messages with a
2. Provision of
free evidence-based tobacco cessation medications for quitline clients
interested in quitting.
referral interventions for health care systems and providers.
Evidence also indicates that quitlines can help to expand the use of
evidence-based services by tobacco users in populations that historically have
had the most limited access to and use of evidence-based tobacco cessation
The Community Preventive Services Task Force has also recently
posted new information about two recommendations:
1) "Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure:
Out-of-Pocket Costs for Evidence-Based Tobacco
2) "Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Quitline
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