Tobacco Cessation


The health benefits of cessation (tobacco dependency) treatments that help people quit commercial tobacco products and stay quit have been well-documented. Despite this evidence and despite billions of dollars allocated to state governments annually through the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement, cessation programs are funded at a fraction of the minimum levels recommended by the CDC. Culturally-specific cessation programs will become even more important in counteracting decades of tobacco industry targeting of marginalized populations as bans on menthol and other flavors of commercial tobacco products are implemented across the United States.

For more on cessation: CDC - Quit Smoking; FDA - Want to Quit Smoking? FDA-Approved Products Can Help.