Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Indiana Charges Ahead on Cessation

Partnership for Prevention is proud that the Indiana state Tobacco Prevention and Control agency took the lead to convene a summit of leaders from around the state representing business, insurers, health systems, policymakers and community educators. The summit participants agreed on a goal of reducing the adult prevalence rate to 8 percent by 2015. To make that possible, many strategies were identified to reduce Indiana’s high smoking rate (currently 23%) through increased access and utilization of tobacco cessation services.

The summit lives on in a new media campaign to promote cessation to tobacco users and their employers.

Diane Canova
Vice President, Policy & Programs
Partnership for Prevention


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