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Health Care Reform Is Opportunity to Help More Smokers Quit

Lung Association issues annual check-up on tobacco cessation coverage

Editor
Dec 3, 2012

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Too many states currently fall short in requiring Medicaid and private health insurance coverage for treatments to help smokers quit.  The federal health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, presents a tremendous opportunity to expand coverage and help more smokers quit – but only if federal and state authorities effectively implement and enforce the law.

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posted December 03, 2012

New Report Lists Best and Worst States to Quit Smoking

Insurance coverage, funding cessation programs make a huge difference for health

Editor
Dec 7, 2011

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States that require comprehensive insurance coverage for treatments that help smokers quit and adequately fund cessation services such as quit lines are the most “quit friendly” places to live, according to a new report by the American Lung Association.

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posted December 07, 2011

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