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AAFP Reimagines Tobacco Prevention, Control Program

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is developing a comprehensive tobacco and nicotine prevention and control program that will encompass new office-based tools, community programs and advocacy at the national and community levels. The Academy will focus on promoting Tar Wars to more family medicine residents, family medicine interest groups and medical students to present the program in their communities. Tar Wars educational materials will be available online, as well.

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Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program

The American Academy of Family Physicians has developed its "Ask and Act" tobacco cessation program to encourage family physicians to ask all patients about tobacco use and to help them quit. Interventions, group visit tools, pharmacological guides, and more are provided.

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Aspirin at Night is More Protective Against Myocardial Infarction or Stroke

A news article summarizes the findings of researchers who monitored the platelet activity of patients taking a low-dose aspirin at night versus upon awakening, who found the nightly ritual more beneficial.

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For Low-income Smokers, Calling a Quitline May Cost Too Much

Telephone quitlines can be an effective resource for smoking cessation for some, but not for all. In Nicotine and Tobacco Research, researchers from the Yale School of Medicine assert that low-income smokers who have a talk time-restricted mobile phone may be less inclined to call quitlines.

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Interactive Decision-Aid Innovation

A culturally appropriate interactive decision aid yielded high quit rates among underserved, low-literacy Latino and Hispanic smokers.

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Medicaid Tobacco Cessation: Big Gaps Remain in Efforts to Get Smokers to Quit

According to new research from George Washington University, only 10 percent of Medicaid smokers receive anti-smoking medication. Citing the study from Health Affairs, this news article reveals how much more state programs can be doing for smokers to quit smoking.

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Million HeartsĀ® Protocol for Identifying and Treating Patients Who Use Tobacco

The Million HeartsĀ® initiative encourages physicians to develop their own tobacco cessation protocol by enlisting their template and implementation guidance document.

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Mobile Phones Boost Tobacco Screening and Cessation Counseling

A news article summarizes research from the Columbia University School of Nursing that suggests that having nurses use mobile phones loaded with tobacco screening guidelines prompted them to screen patients in 84% of visits and to offer cessation counseling to 99% of smokers who sought to quit.

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Smokefree.gov

Smokefree.gov is intended to help individuals quit smoking. It provides materials and a text messaging program to help people quit. The benefit for providers is that when they enroll their patients online, they will have demonstrated meaningful use of electronic health record technology.

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Smokers Who Exercise Find Quitting Smoking Easier

Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal showcases an 18-month study by Canadian researchers who found that smokers battling mental health issues have a tougher time quitting. However, they also found that smokers who exercised had an easier time quitting because smoking compulsions were reduced in the aftermath of workouts.

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Study Highlights Success of Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

In the May/June 2016 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, researchers found the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation to be successful in increasing tobacco cessation. The study involved 3,870 patients across 32 primary care facilities in Ontario, Canada. The Ottawa model involves three parts: ask...

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Tobacco Screening Workflow

Health Services Advisory Group, Inc., provides an easy-to-implement workflow (PDF format) for Eligible Providers to aid them in capturing essential tobacco screening data.

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