HHS Releases Smoking Cessation Framework

Secretary Becerra says the administration seeks to reduce “the leading cause of preventable death” in the U.S.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a framework to support Americans who want to quit smoking. This framework was created as part of President Joe Biden’s goal to cut cancer death rates in half by 2030, streamlining current smoking support programs and updating action to better connect with particularly nicotine-addicted communities.

“Every person in America should have access to the tools and programs they need to quit smoking. And we must encourage and assist every person in America who wants to quit smoking to do so,” said Secretary Xavier Becerra. “The Biden-Harris Administration will continue these efforts until smoking is no longer the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and the communities that remain the most vulnerable get the help they need.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president and members of the administration as they address nicotine addiction.
  • For Secretary Becerra to be discerning as he promotes the smoking cessation framework.
  • For Director Kimryn Rathmell as she heads the National Cancer Institute.

Sources: Department of Health and Human Services


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