Tobacco Cessation Assistance
Medicaid pays for any FDA approved tobacco cessation medication for two 90-day sessions each year.
In order to obtain this benefit for your patients, you should:
Until your patient is ready to quit, you can advise them to protect their children by always stepping outside their home and car to smoke. Secondhand smoke contains more than 4000 chemicals, including 50 cancer-causing poisons. Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to develop ear infections, allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma. It can even lead to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Patients can show their commitment to a smoke free home and car with this pledge.
For more information about resources please go to coquitline.org or MyQuitPath.com.
For more information click here for the Tobacco Cessation Fact Sheet.