New Website Content about tobacco use among Medicaid enrollees

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Medicaid enrollees have nearly twice the smoking rates of the general adult population, and smoking-related medical costs are estimated to be 11% of Medicaid expenditures. The Public Health Service tobacco use clinical guidelines recommend comprehensive coverage of all approved treatments. Most state Medicaid programs fall far short, and in the U.S. coverage varies dramatically within states and across states. ActionToQuit advocates that each state’s Medicaid program contribute to the public’s health by making tobacco cessation a priority. Click here to learn more.

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