Healthcare providers play a critical role in helping people quit tobacco.
Interested in learning more about Alaska's Tobacco Quit Line for your patients?
Mission 100 is an innovative, comprehensive approach the State of Alaska’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is taking to address tobacco use and treatment. Mission 100 is rooted in evidenced-based practice designed to provide tobacco education, resources and technical assistance to healthcare organizations statewide.
Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death and disease in our communities. While Alaska has made tremendous progress in reducing tobacco use, there is still much work to be done. Approximately 24% of all Alaska adults and 49% of Alaska Native adults use tobacco,* additionally 75% of smokers, and 57% of smokeless tobacco users want to quit.*
Mission 100 specialists work with healthcare professionals statewide to make tobacco cessation a top priority. The goal is for healthcare providers to screen, document and refer tobacco users for treatment at every visit, and to bill for and receive reimbursement for these services. Mission 100 has the tools, training and resources to assist providers and their organizations all over Alaska. .
*Tobacco use (cigarettes and smokeless tobacco) prevalence data from 2010 Alaska BRFSS standard and supplemental surveys. Quit attempt and intention data from 2010 U.S. Census and 2010 Alaska BRFSS supplemental survey. Tobacco mortality calculated using CDC Smoking Attributable Morbidity, Mortality, and Economic Costs application and 2008 Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics and 2008 Alaska BRFSS Supplemental and Standard Surveys.