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28 juin 2011

La newsletter de stop-tabac: les sujets clés de l?actualité mondiale sur le tabagisme

Sélection réalisée par Jean-François Etter

Le 28 juin 2011

 


- Convention-cadre internationale pour la lutte antitabac: où en est la Suisse?
- DVD gratuit - Temoignages de fumeurs
- Obama Administration Announces Expanded Medicaid Coverage to Help Smokers Quit
- Chattez avec un médecin tabacologue


Convention-cadre internationale pour la lutte antitabac: où en est la Suisse?

La Convention-cadre internationale pour la lutte antitabac de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé contient les fondements d'un contrôle du tabac. A travers les directives prises aux différents articles, les parties contractantes règlent la mise en oeuvre détaillée des mesures envisagées.

Plusieurs directives ont déjà été adoptées, concernant la protection contre les intérêts de l'industrie du tabac (article 5.3) ou contre l'exposition à la fumée du tabac (article 8), les mesures de conditionnement et d'étiquetage des produits du tabac (article 11), d'éducation, de communication, de formation et de sensibilisation du public (article 12), contre la publicité en faveur du tabac, la promotion et le parrainage (article 13) ou visant à réduire la demande (article 14).

La Suisse a signé la Convention-cadre en 2004. Le Conseil fédéral a ainsi exprimé sa volonté politique de mettre les mesures de la convention en pratique en Suisse. Son objectif est de la ratifier, mais des adaptations légales sont nécessaires au plan fédéral dans ce but. Il s'agit notamment d'interdire complètement la publicité en faveur du tabac, ainsi que la promotion des ventes et le parrainage des produits du tabac (article 13).

Source: AT - www.at-suisse.ch - Berne, le 27 mai 2011 (27 05 2011)
(28 06 2011)


DVD gratuit - Temoignages de fumeurs

Videos (DVD) de temoignages de personnes atteintes de maladies causees par le tabac, 7 temoignages poignants de 1 minute chacun. DVD gratuit à commander ici:
http://www.stoptabac.ch/fr/order_suisse_poste.html (07 06 2011)
(28 06 2011)


Obama Administration Announces Expanded Medicaid Coverage to Help Smokers Quit

Initiative Will Save Lives and Health Care Costs

Statement of Matthew L. Myers - President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2011) The Obama Administration today took critical steps to help smokers quit by announcing expanded Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation services, including comprehensive cessation coverage for pregnant women and funding for telephone quitlines. These actions will help more Medicaid beneficiaries quit smoking, protecting their own health and that of their children and families who may be exposed to harmful secondhand smoke. It will also save taxpayers money by helping to reduce the $30.9 billion a year Medicaid spends to treat tobacco-caused disease.

Nearly 35 percent of Medicaid enrollees smoke, compared to 20.6 percent of the adult population as a whole. Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation quitlines and services will help more tobacco users quit, and reduce the death, disease and health care costs resulting from tobacco use.

The Administration announced that it will allow states to get federal Medicaid matching funds for the cost of telephone quitline services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries. Quitlines provide telephone-based tobacco cessation services, including counseling and in some cases medications, to help smoker quit. Providing Medicaid coverage for quitlines will improve access to tobacco cessation programs for this critical group. It is particularly important to provide this funding now, as new, graphic warning labels featuring the 1-800-QUIT-NOW number will be placed on cigarette packs beginning in September 2012.

The Administration also provided direction to the states for implementing the requirement in the health care reform law that Medicaid cover comprehensive tobacco cessation treatment for pregnant women. The health reform law will also remove barriers for accessing cessation medications under Medicaid and provide incentives for states to cover cessation and other proven disease prevention services for all Medicaid beneficiaries. We urge all states to offer comprehensive cessation benefits, including telephone quitlines, to all Medicaid recipients and to aggressively promote the availability of the services in order to achieve the maximum public health benefit.

There is strong evidence that Medicaid coverage to help smokers quit is highly cost-effective and saves money. After Massachusetts provided Medicaid coverage of smoking cessation services in 2006, the smoking rate among beneficiaries declined by 26 percent in the first 2.5 years. Among benefit users, there was a 46 percent decrease in hospitalizations for heart attacks and a 49 percent decrease in hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease.

Massachusetts estimates that these health gains saved $15.4 million in health care costs in the first two years more than $3 for every dollar spent on the benefit.

We applaud the Obama Administration for its leadership in reinvigorating the fight against tobacco use, the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Tobacco kills more than 400,000 Americans and costs the nation $96 billion in health care bills each year.

Letter from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the states: http://www.cms.gov/smdl/downloads/SMD11-007.pdf (27 06 2011)
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