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Remember the date. It’s the day a bunch of things changed. Most importantly, it’s the day we decided to “change the frame.”   On 6-12-12, we decided: Smoking is not trivial.  Nicotine addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. As long as the people in charge agree that individualized […]

Occupy Tobacco Control isn’t a movement about what we do… It’s a movement about how people think about what we do. It’s easy to believe that there has been too much water under the bridge. It seems natural to imagine that it isn’t possible to reverse powerful trends.  Change is hard. Here’s a relevant story that I think […]

Jeffrey Buck is a senior adviser for behavioral health at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  He has been active in helping CMS figure out how to deal with the fundamental challenges that the Affordable Care Act of 2010 will stimulate.  For example, millions of previously uninsured Americans will now have access to health […]

Dedicated to the notion that Tobacco Use Treatment should be represented in all levels of a well-designed population health strategy, the Occupy Tobacco Control movement is our attempt to educate our constituents about the true nature of nicotine dependence treatment, and to help policy makers make better decisions about tobacco control. It is our attempt […]