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MassHealth Smoking Cessation Program Works – DPH Releases Data Tomorrow at State House

MassHealth Smoking Cessation Program Works – DPH Releases Data Tomorrow at State House

November 17, 2009

This Thursday, November 19th is the 2009 Great American Smokeout, a project initiated by the American Cancer Society to educate the public about the health risks of smoking and encouraging them to quit, while shining a light on resources available to those who are trying to quit. In Massachusetts, one of the most successful programs to address smoking is the MassHealth smoking cessation benefit. Tomorrow, the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program is releasing data showing the significant health impact of the state's MassHealth cessation benefit.
What: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Policy Forum

Hear about first-of-its-kind research showing:

  • Unprecedented use of smoking cessation benefit among MassHealth smokers
  • Dramatic drop in smoking rates
  • Significant health benefits in the first year!
  • High demand across the Commonwealth for services to help smokers quit

When: Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18th, 2:00 – 3:00

Where: Nurses’ Hall in the State House

Who: Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach
-Suzanne Curry