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Truth Initiative's Health Plan Buyer’s Guide to Quit-tobacco Programs

It is essential to select a quit-smoking program that people will actually use. To help you select the best option, the Truth Initiative has developed a Health Plan Buyer’s Guide to Quit-tobacco Programs that can be found HERE

This great resource has 10 tips on choosing the most effective program for your health plan members. Specifically, this resource will help you learn:

  • How race, ethnicity, educational level, socioeconomic status, and COVID-19 play a role in tobacco use and cessation rates
  • Strengths and challenges of available quit-tobacco programs, including CO monitors, app-based programs, phone coaching, and face-to-face delivery
  • Essential questions to ask potential partners when addressing the 10 critical components of any quit-smoking and quit-vaping program