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Health Care Systems

As stated in the PHS Guideline, “In contrast to strategies that target only the clinician or tobacco user, systems strategies are intended to ensure that tobacco use is systematically assessed and treated at every clinical encounter.” It is essential that clinicians and health care delivery systems consistently identify and document tobacco use status and treat every tobacco user seen in a health care setting.” Summarized on these pages are important legislative and policy changes that are likely to increase tobacco interventions in all types of healthcare facilities—hospitals, outpatient clinics, provider practices, and community-based health centers.

Important new or recent policies and programs include:

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