National Action Plan for Tobacco Cessation: Primary
a federally funded National Tobacco quitline network that will provide
universal access to evidence-based counseling and medications for
tobacco cessation through a national portal to available state or
an ongoing, extensive paid media campaign to help Americans quit using
evidence-based counseling and medications for tobacco cessation in
benefits provided to all federal beneficiaries and in all federally
funded healthcare programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. (100
in a new, broad and balanced research agenda with two primary goals—improve
the successful cessation rate to above 50 percent and eliminate the
disparities in tobacco use.
in training and education for healthcare providers. Ensure that all
clinicians in the United States have the knowledge, skills and support
systems necessary to help their patients quit tobacco use.
a Smokers’ Health Fund by increasing the Federal Excise Tax
on cigarettes by $2.00 per pack with a similar increase in the excise
tax on other tobacco products. At least 50 percent of the new revenue
generated by this tax increase (at least $14 billion of the estimated
$28 billion generated) should be earmarked to pay for the components
of this action plan.