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Poor adults on Medicaid more likely to quit smoking in expansion states

Monday, January 8, 2018   (1 Comments)
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Poor adults on Medicaid more likely to quit smoking in expansion states like Ky.;       26 % of Ky. smokers use cessation benefit

 
By Melissa Patrick
Kentucky Health News

Low-income adults who gained health insurance under the expansion of Medicaid like Kentucky and most other states were more likely to quit smoking than those in states that didn't expand the program.

So says a study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, published in the journal Medical Care. Researchers examined smoking-related responses from more than 36,000 low-income adults without dependent children using data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey for the years 2011 to 2015.

 

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Audrey K. Darville PhD APRN says...
Posted Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Keep in mind that SB 89, which took effect in July, ensures coverage for all cessation medications and for counseling visits for all Medicaid recipients in KY! See http://www.lungusa2.org/cessation2/statedetail.php?stateId=21 for details of the new coverage. If you are interested in advanced training as a tobacco treatment specialist, we have an all online, accredited training program at the UK College of Nursing: http://www.uky.edu/breathe/tobacco-treatment/tobacco-treatment-specialist-training Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, CTTS, FAANP

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