Capacity of US drug treatment facilities to provide evidence-based tobacco treatment

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From: The American Journal of Public Health(Vol. 103, Issue 10)
Publisher: American Public Health Association, Inc.
Document Type: Author abstract
Length: 87 words

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Although people with drug problems consume a large proportion of cigarettes smoked in the United States, few drug treatment facilities offer tobacco treatment. Our analysis of 405 facilities showed that most had the skills but few had policies, leadership, or financial resources to provide evidence-based tobacco treatment. For-profits reported significantly fewer tobacco treatment resources than nonprofits. The Affordable Care and Mental Health Parity acts will improve treatment access for drug-dependent persons. To realize these acts' full promise, policymakers should ensure that clients have access to tobacco treatment.

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