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Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Federally Qualified Health Centers Project
Recognition and Compensation
About the Use of Tobacco Products Among FQHC Patients
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults who live in poverty are more likely to smoke than those who live above poverty level.
- According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, approximately 93 percent of FQHC patients live at or below poverty level.
- Studies indicate that more than 40 percent of FQHC patients use tobacco.
- According to the Health Resources and Services Administration 2011 National Data, while an estimated 79.5 percent of Community Health Center (CHC) patients were queried about tobacco use at least once, only 52.7 percent of these patients received tobacco cessation advice or medication.
The 2012 Tobacco Cessation National Dissemination Project Final Report
This project is supported by Pfizer Inc.