Tobacco Use: Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Evidence-Based Cessation Treatments

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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: August 2012

Workgroups: Tobacco Use Workgroup

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends policies and programs to reduce out-of-pocket costs for evidence-based smoking cessation treatments. CPSTF found that this is an effective way to increase the number of people who quit smoking. These policies and programs make some treatments — including medication, counseling, and a combination of the 2 — more affordable. This can involve providing new benefits or changing the level of benefits offered. 

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2012). Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure: Reducing out-of-pocket Costs for evidence-based cessation treatments. Retrieved from: