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DOD/DODOASHA RIN: 0720-AB50 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: ●TRICARE; Smoking Cessation Program Under TRICARE 
Abstract: This rule implements section 713 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2009 (FY 2009), Public Law 110-417. Section 713 states the Secretary shall establish a smoking cessation program under the TRICARE program. The smoking cessation program under TRICARE shall, at a minimum, include the following: (1) the availability, at no cost to the beneficiary, of pharmaceuticals used for smoking cessation, with the limitation on the availability of such pharmaceuticals to the mail-order pharmacy program under the TRICARE program; (2) smoking cessation counseling; (3) access to a toll-free quit line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; (4) access to print and Internet web-based tobacco cessation material. Per the statute, Medicare-eligible beneficiaries are excluded from the TRICARE smoking cessation program. 
Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199   
Legal Authority: 5 USC 301    10 USC ch 55   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/20/2011  76 FR 58199   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/21/2011    
Final Action  05/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Barbara Matthews
Department of Defense
Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs
1200 Defense Pentagon,
Washington, DC 20301-1200
Phone:303 676-3558