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NAQC Newsroom: Tobacco Control

Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco Use: An Implementation Guide for the Armed Forces!

Monday, July 28, 2014  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Dear Colleagues:

Today, Partnership for Prevention’s ActionToQuit initiative released a new resource titled Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco Use: An Implementation Guide for the Armed Forces. 

The new guide makes the case that tobacco cessation treatment should be a standard of care at every patient encounter and lays out steps for treatment facilities to integrate tobacco cessation services into clinical practice. It also spotlights military treatment facilities and health promotion and wellness centers across the United States for their exceptional commitment to assisting service members, veterans and their families break-free from tobacco addiction. This resource can be used as a practical tool to supplement the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline on Management of Tobacco Use (2008). Partnership for Prevention urges tobacco control advocates to consider how they can partner with local military installations to strengthen cessation services and support movement toward a tobacco-free military. 

The guide can be downloaded HERE.

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