American Lung Association’s fifth annual Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage report highlights what federal and state officials can do
to help smokers quit. The report finds there is much work to be done – but they
can save lives and reduce healthcare costs by increasing access to proven smoking
officials must ensure that smokers enrolling in new health insurance options
created by the Affordable Care Act have access to the help they need to quit
through a comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit. This benefit will help
millions of people reduce their risk for lung and heart disease, as well as
cancer. Quitting reduces a smoker’s risk of disease – no matter when they quit.
Please tell your Governor that helping smokers quit is an essential part of the Essential Health
Benefit.Thank you for all you do,Paul Billings Senior Vice President, Advocacy and EducationAmerican Lung Association
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