Smoking cessation is focus of publications

The Sept. 28 issue of the "Health Care Innovations Exchange," available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) at, includes the following.

• The "featured Innovations" describe two programs that led to increased use of smoking cessation resources and higher quit rates.

• The "featured QualityTools" provide practical approaches for treating tobacco dependence in the clinical setting and for achieving tobacco-free hospitals and health systems.

More innovations and tools related to smoking cessation are available on the Innovations Exchange Web Site (, which contains more than 650 searchable innovations and 1,625 searchable QualityTools. Search for "smoking cessation."

In other news, the "Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling Services" brochure is available in a hardcopy format from the Medicare Learning Network. This brochure is designed to provide education on tobacco-use cessation counseling services. 

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