Reducing tobacco use in substance use treatment: An intervention to promote tobacco-free grounds

People in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment experience disproportionate rates of tobacco use. California has prioritized smoking cessation among these individuals through the Tobacco-Free for Recovery Initiative, which includes an intervention aimed at supporting programs in implementing tobacco-free grounds. The current study examined changes in client smoking prevalence, tobacco use behaviors, and receipt of cessation services among the first seven programs participating in the initiative. Results from cross-sectional data collected across three timepoints reveal that the intervention was associated with decreased
client smoking prevalence and an increase in NRT/pharmacotherapy.

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