Preventing 3 Million Premature Deaths and Helping 5 Million Smokers Quit: A National Action Plan for Tobacco Cessation
Fiore, Croyle, Curry, Cutler, Davis, Gordon, Healton, Koh, Orleans, Richling, et. al talk about how recommendations were developed to help with efforts to increase tobacco cessation rates in the United States by the Subcommittee on Cessation of the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health (ICSH). The recommendations discussed consisted of ways to reduce premature morbidity and mortality rates in the United States by helping individuals stop utilizing tobacco. The recommendations consist of strategies developed to help promote cessation such as having a national quitline network, paid media campaigns, counseling and medications for tobacco cessation and a smoker’s health fund, which would be financed through programs such, increased cigarette pack excise taxes.