A Tobacco Control Policy & Legal Resource Center
Supporting Smokefree Air & Tobacco-Free Lives

Medicare expands coverage to help elderly smokers quit (Associated Press)

Posted on

Medicare already covers drugs used to help smokers quit, as well as counseling for those who have developed a smoking-related illness. But now, under a provision in President Barack Obama’s health care law that eliminates co-payments for preventive services, Medicare will expand the benefit to cover up to eight counseling sessions a year for people who want to quit. Click here to read the Associated Press article, and visit our Diabetes and Smoking Resource page which shares more smoking cessation resources.