Insurance coverage of smoking cessation treatment for state employees.

Abstract:

:Public health experts recommend that health insurance include coverage for smoking cessation treatment as an evidence-based strategy to reduce smoking. As employers, states can implement this policy for more than 5 million individuals nationwide. This study identified the extent to which states require smoking cessation treatment insurance coverage for their employees; of 45 states, 29 required coverage for at least 1 US Public Health Service (PHS)-recommended treatment, and only 17 of 45 provided coverage that was fully consistent with PHS recommendations.

journal_name

Am J Public Health

authors

Burns ME,Bosworth TW,Fiore MC

doi

10.2105/ajph.94.8.1338

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2004-08-01 00:00:00

pages

1338-40

issue

8

eissn

0090-0036

issn

1541-0048

pii

94/8/1338

journal_volume

94

pub_type

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