185. Systems-Providing Treatment for Tobacco Use and Dependence as a C

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Systems—Providing Treatment for Tobacco Use and Dependence as a Covered Benefit

Recommendation: Providing tobacco dependence treatments (both medication and counseling) as a paid or covered benefit by health insurance plans has been shown to increase the proportion of smokers who use cessation treatment, attempt to quit, and successfully quit. Therefore, treatments shown to be effective in the Guideline should be included as covered services in public and private health benefit plans. (Strength of Evidence = A)


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Internet Citation: 185. Systems-Providing Treatment for Tobacco Use and Dependence as a C: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide185.html