Researchers Draw Up a Blueprint for Reducing Smoking

In 2000, the U.S. Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released revised guidelines for clinical and community tobacco cessation interventions that have the potential to reduce smoking rates nationally. In 2001–02, researchers at the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention oversaw development of a national blueprint for disseminating these guidelines.

Key Results

  • The consortium produced A National Blueprint for Disseminating and Implementing Evidence-Based Clinical and Community Strategies to Promote Tobacco-Use Cessation.

  • With input from the consortium, the Center for Tobacco Research and Interventiondeveloped a plan for transitioning to a permanent secretariat that will oversee implementation of the blueprint.