Information and links to tobacco cessation policies, CPGs, and initiatives from DoD, VA, and the Army.
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Army Regulation 600-63, Army Health Promotion
Tobacco Control Program - Chapter 4-7
- Tobacco Use Counseling during Oral Health Exams - Chapter 5-5
- Promotion of Tobacco-Free Environment - Chapter 7-2
- Policy for Controlling Tobacco Use, Signage, and Enforcement - Chapter 7-3, 7-4, 7-5
Army Regulation 600-85, The Army Substance Abuse Program
This policy is not intended to prohibit lawful use of tobacco products.
DoD/VA Clinical Practice Guidelines
The VA/DoD EBPWG has adopted the Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence clinical practice guideline developed by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), 2008 Update. This guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Tobacco Use and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The VA/DoD Tobacco Use Cessation CPGs are intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients who use tobacco products.
Tobacco Use Cessation CPG Toolkit Shopping Cart
A wide variety of patient-focused videos, brochures, wallet cards, and posters; as well as provider-focused reference cards and implementation tools. Order from the U.S. Army MEDCOM Quality Management Office CPG Product Selection and Shopping Cart.
Combating Tobacco use in Military and Veteran Populations
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) provides recommendations to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) on improving the health of active duty and veteran populations with regard to tobacco use initiation and cessation. In its 2009 report, Combating Tobacco in Military and Veteran Populations , the authoring committee concludes that to prevent initiation and encourage cessation, both DoD and VA should implement comprehensive tobacco-cessation programs.
DoD Tobacco Use Prevention Strategic Plan
The 1999 plan states a goal to reduce smoking rates by 5% a year and to reduce smokeless tobacco use rate by 15% by 2001.
Alcohol Substance Misuse Advisory Committee (ASMAC)
The ASMAC is a DoD subject matter expert representative committee that addresses substance abuse DoD-wide to include tobacco use and alcohol abuse.
QUIT TOBACCO Make Everyone Proud
When you’re ready, the DoD UCANQUIT2 online tobacco cessation website can help with ways to quit smoking or chewing tobacco and resources to support you every step of the way.