New Report: Helping Smokers Quit 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
The American Lung Association is pleased to announce the release of its 6th Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014 report. The report provides an overview of tobacco cessation coverage in Medicaid, state employee health insurance and other private insurance. It also discusses recent changes in the healthcare system, specifically Affordable Care Act requirements and puts tobacco cessation coverage in the context of the changing landscape of healthcare. The report shows how far the United States has come in helping smokers quit and how much still needs to be done to help smokers quit. As in previous years, the report includes appendices with state-specific data.
Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage is a resource to focus media and policymakers’ attention on cessation coverage policy. The report can be downloaded here. Additionally, you will find our press release (also copied below) and other helpful materials at www.lung.org/helpingsmokersquit. In particular, check out our new 2-pager on tobacco cessation coverage requirements before and after the Affordable Care Act.
Please feel free to forward this email to partners or other contacts. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Singleterry (Jennifer.Singleterry@lung.org) or Anne DiGiulio (Anne.DiGiulio@lung.org).