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Stop Smoking: Tobacco Cessation


Did you know there were more than 18,000 smoking deaths attributed to smoking in Ohio in 2010?  

In Ohio, 25.1% of the adult population (aged 18+ years)—over 1,762,000 individuals—are current cigarette smokers.  Cigarette smoking is not only causally associated with lung cancer, but also with nine additional sites/types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and numerous adverse reproductive outcomes. Smoking prevention and cessation are the most effective strategies for preventing disease and death among residents of the State of Ohio. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.   

This section includes:

Putting Prevention into Practice: An Evidence-Based Approach to Tobacco Cessation Assessment and Counseling - this webinar provides clinicians, nurses, and billing/coding staff with team-based approaches to successfully counsel patients and to improve reimbursement for tobacco cessation services. 

Ohio Tobacco Quit Line - provides free counseling to Medicaid recipients, uninsured, pregnant women and members of the tobacco collaborative and nicotine replacement therapy to qualified callers.

Cessation Resources - compilation of information received at ODH about local, state and national tools available to help you quit using tobacco.

Ohio Cessation Benefits Team - a public-private partnership that encourages health insurers and employers to provide cessation benefits for the treatment of tobacco use dependence.

Ohio Tobacco Collaborative - a unique public-private partnership which provides commercial carriers, employers, and third party administrators with access to tobacco cessation services at rates typically reserved for public health.

Last Reviewed 3/1/13