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September 3, 2014
Statement by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on CVS ending tobacco sales

August 25, 2014
More than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013

June 17, 2014
NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers info on quitting smoking for older adults

June 12, 2014
Latest CDC teen behavior survey finds less cigarette smoking, fewer fights, too much texting and driving

June 12, 2014
Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at lowest level in 22 years

April 24, 2014
FDA proposes to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes

April 3, 2014
New CDC study finds dramatic increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers

February 5, 2014
Statement by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on CVS tobacco announcement

February 4, 2014
FDA launches its first national public education campaign to prevent, reduce youth tobacco use

January 17, 2014
Surgeon General report says 5.6 million U.S. children will die prematurely unless current smoking rates drop
FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg's statement on the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health

January 11, 2014
50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health:


December 11, 2013
Tobacco, drug use in pregnancy can double risk of stillbirth

December 10, 2013
Stimulant-addicted patients can quit smoking without hindering treatment

November 21, 2013
The Great American Smokeout

November 14, 2013
Emerging tobacco products gaining popularity among youth

October 22, 2013
More than 40 percent of middle and high schoolers who smoke use flavored little cigars or flavored cigarettes

October 18, 2013
Statement from Tim McAfee, Director, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health on the passing of Nathan Moose, former Tips campaign ad participant

September 19, 2013
FDA and NIH create first-of-kind Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science

September 9, 2013
More than 100,000 Americans quit smoking due to national media campaign

September 5, 2013
E-cigarette use more than doubles among U.S. middle and high school students from 2011-2012

July 23, 2013
FDA invites public input on menthol in cigarettes

May 22, 2013
Campaign encourages smokers to “Talk With Your Doctor” for help quitting

May 16, 2013
Large majority of adults have smoke-free rules in homes, vehicles

April 16, 2013
Smoke-free subsidized housing would save $521 million a year

March 28, 2013
Education campaign returns with powerful stories to help Americans quit smoking

March 13, 2013
Benefits of quitting smoking outpace risk of modest weight gain

February 28, 2013
About one in five U.S. adult cigarette smokers have tried an electronic cigarette

February 5, 2013
Smoking among U.S. adults with mental illness 70 percent higher than for adults with no mental illness

January 25, 2013
FDA and NIH study: population assessment of tobacco and health
Tobacco control state highlights 2012 Released


November 20, 2012
Secondhand smoke inside airports puts air travelers and employees at risk

November 15, 2012
HHS launches BeTobaccoFree.gov
The launch of BeTobaccoFree.gov

August 9, 2012
Gradual drop in youth tobacco use continues, but significant problem areas remain

May 30, 2012
Young people say "Tobacco—I’m not buying it"

March 14, 2012
Nearly 800,000 deaths prevented due to declines in smoking; NIH study examines the impact of tobacco control policies and programs, and the potential for further reduction in lung cancer deaths

March 8, 2012
Surgeon General releases new report on youth smoking



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Resources for Health Care Providers

Prenatal Smoking Cessation

  • Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence site exit disclaimer
    Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
    2008 PHS guidelines and resources to help patients quit. Includes some patient materials.
  • The Brief Tobacco Intervention site exit disclaimer
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Two-page pocket scripting card for clinicians. Free to download and print.
  • Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic site exit disclaimer
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others.
    Virtual training module for providers.
    Free, CDC-approved and CME credits available. Developed by CDC, Dartmouth Medical School and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
  • New Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Services site exit disclaimer
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    June 2011 State Medicaid Director letter summarizes Medicaid coverage for pregnant women as well as using Medicaid administrative funding to support quit lines.
  • Show Your Love Campaign site exit disclaimer
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Materials to help women achieve a healthier lifestyle. Checklists and informational materials for women available in English and Spanish.
  • You Can Quit Smoking site exit disclaimer
    Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
    Two-page, downloadable handout for pregnant women to support attempts to quit smoking. Available in English and Spanish.

For Current Smokers

  • women.smokefree.gov site exit disclaimer
    National Cancer Institute, NIH
    Information, resources, tools, and positive messages for women about the benefits of quitting before and during pregnancy, as well as during motherhood.
  • SmokefreeMOM text messaging site exit disclaimer
    National Cancer Institute, NIH
    New text message initiative to provide tips, advice, and encouragement to help reduce smoking among pregnant women.
  • Teen.smokefree.gov site exit disclaimer
    National Cancer Institute, NIH
    Information, tools, and positive messages for teens about the harmful effects of smoking and the benefits of quitting.
  • SmokefreeTXT site exit disclaimer
    National Cancer Institute, NIH
    SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service designed for adults and young adults across the United States who are trying to quit smoking.

Widgets and Badges for Clinic Websites

Widget points to various pages on BeTobaccoFree.gov depending on which topic is clicked. The badge is available in multiple dimensions. BeTobaccoFree.gov is the Department of Health and Human Services page that links to resources from across the department.

Badge directs to smokefree.gov, a public oriented site with smoking cessation information.

Badges link to the Tips from Former Smokers website, which contain a variety of personal stories on living with a smoking-related illness.