CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention announced the release of the Million Hearts® Tobacco Cessation Change Package (TCCP). The TCCP is the third Million Hearts® change package, each of which offers a suite of quality improvement resources designed to help health systems and clinical teams systematically address cardiovascular disease risk factors. The TCCP was developed for use in outpatient, inpatient, and behavioral healthcare settings to increase the reach and effectiveness of tobacco cessation interventions, and to incorporate these interventions into the clinical workflow.
Addressing tobacco use and dependence in health systems: is cost-effective across a variety of settings; helps meet quality measures; can reduce hospital readmission; can increase patient satisfaction with their care; and can save lives and help patients avoid preventable heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and other smoking-related diseases.
OSH declared 2019 the Year of Cessation to bring attention to the critical importance of cessation in improving the health of our nation. Smoking cessation also remains a key goal of the Million Hearts® initiative.
Be a part of this movement by supporting implementation of the Million Hearts® TCCP in your health system or practice and by sharing it widely with your partners, stakeholders, and on social media. For shareable content, follow @MillionHeartsUS on Twitter.