Pharmacist Prescribing for Tobacco Cessation Medications

Currently, there are 9 states with statutes or regulations addressing pharmacist prescribing of tobacco cessation aids (without a CPA or local standing order). Tobacco Cessation Prescribing Map  Advocacy Resources Pharmacist-provided tobacco cessation services fact sheet Pharmacist prescribing tobacco cessation infographic  Pharmacist prescriptive authority for smoking cessation medications in the United States Includes FAQs helpful […]

Pharmacists Authorized to Prescribe Tobacco Cessation Therapy in More States

More and more states are looking to pharmacists to provide tobacco cessation therapy to patients, whether through a statewide protocol or state regulations.  Here’s a summary of which states now (or will soon) allow pharmacists to prescribe tobacco cessation medications: New Mexico New Mexico has had statewide protocols for some time – per the 2001 legislation […]

CDC Launches 2017 Tips™ Campaign

CDC has launched the 2017 Tips From Former Smokers™ (Tips™) campaign. This year, a variety of ads from previous years will be included in the media buy and feature diseases and conditions, such as throat and lung cancer, heart attack, stroke, periodontal disease, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Print and online materials, badges, […]

Surgeon General Releases Report on E-Cigarettes

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy published a new report this week, “E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General” to address the growing public health threat. Dr. Murthy’s report confirms that there is “no acceptable level of nicotine when it comes to our kids,” and that “aerosol form e-cigarettes […]

Tobacco Cessation Coverage: ACA Requirements

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in March 2010, and many of its major provisions have been implemented over the last four years, culminating in new insurance coverage available to many Americans starting January 1, 2014. Check out this one-pager on what new requirements are in place for tobacco cessation services. Also read the […]