Tobacco Cessation Policy Podcast

The Tobacco Cessation Policy Podcast explores new initiatives, policies and systems changes to increase tobacco cessation. It aims to help public health professions learn new information about tobacco cessation coverage and improve systems to help smokers quit.

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Episodes

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

Please join the American Lung Association for a conversation with Rhode Island about how they have collected tobacco cessation coverage data in their state.  Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope ” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. 

Tuesday Jun 07, 2022

Join us for a conversation with Caroline Cranos from Massachusetts, as she shares what Massachusetts has done to allow care extenders, in this case Tobacco Treatment Specialists, to provide cessation treatment. Learn about the important role care extenders can play in tobacco cessation treatment and how their services can be covered. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope ” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Tuesday Feb 22, 2022

Join us for a conversation with Tyrone Whitehorse from Utah, as he shares his experience and lessons learned from working with their Insurance Commissioner to get a bulletin on tobacco cessation coverage. For more information on insurance bulletins, please check out our toolkit on lung.org/cessationTA. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. 

Tuesday Sep 14, 2021

Join us for a conversation with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). We talk about ways states can use CDC’s 6ǀ18 initiative framework to create a partnership between state Medicaid programs and Public Health Departments. To access various CHCS resources discussed in the podcast, visit https://www.618resources.chcs.org/ and collab.chcs.org. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0.  

Tuesday Aug 03, 2021

Join us as we talk with the Vermont Department of Health on how they have worked to track and improve tobacco cessation treatment in their state Medicaid program. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Wednesday Jun 16, 2021

Join the American Lung Association for a conversation with the Colorado Department of Health on how they are working with their Medicaid program to collect tobacco cessation treatment utilization data. Learn how the state has been successful in collecting these data and how they are using them. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0. 

Monday Aug 24, 2020

During the pandemic, healthcare providers had to quickly shift most of their care to telehealth. Join the Lung Association as we talk with Margaret Antenucci about how she works with patients to help them quit tobacco during the COVID-19 pandemic. Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Wednesday Aug 05, 2020

Join the American Lung Association for a conversation about assessing cessation coverage in health plans with Rhode Island and Washington.  Music attribution: “Creative Commons Hope” by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

Join the American Lung Association as we talk with Micheal Pesko a researcher from Georgia State University as he shares his come of his research on the impact of Medicaid expansion on tobacco cessation. Music attribution: "Creative Commons Hope" by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0.  

Tuesday Jan 28, 2020

Native Americans use commercial tobacco at very high rates. This episode explores how Native Americans and the Department of Public Health are working together in Oklahoma to help this population quit commercial tobacco. Music attribution: "Creative Commons" by Yakov Golman is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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