Data consistently shows that community tobacco cessation efforts are one of the most effective and cost-efficient preventive interventions. ACPM is proud to work with a number of partner organizations to help create and distribute resources the empower physicians, policy makers and their communities to prevent tobacco use and help current tobacco users quit.
ACPM convened partners from across the health care space, including notable experts in academia, the healthcare industry, and governmental public health to develop a strategic roadmap for the integration of tobacco use and dependence interventions into clinical care.
Youth report using a diversity of tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigarillos, hookah, smokeless tobacco, and a variety of new and emerging products. Nicotine exposure during youth can harm the developing adolescent brain and can lead to a lifetime of nicotine addiction and tobacco use. Nicotine exposure can also prime the adolescent brain for addiction to other drugs. Helping youth quit using tobacco products is critical for protecting their health now and in the future.