Lung health disparities persist among Black Americans, especially in lung cancer incidence and menthol cigarette use. In anticipation of the Food and Drug Administration’s expected proposal to remove menthol cigarettes from the marketplace, the American Lung Association is actively working to address these disparities and the systemic issues that perpetuate them.
American Lung Association's Toolkit: Working with Insurance Commissioners to Improve Tobacco Cessation Coverage July 2021
This brief, practical guide is designed to support pediatric health clinicians in screening patients for tobacco use and providing behavioral and pharmacological support to help youth quit. The resource uses an easy, 3-step model, “Ask-Counsel-Treat (ACT),” to guide clinical interactions around cessation.