Trying to Quit Smoking? You May Qualify for a Medicare Program
If you have an illness caused by tobacco use—or if your
illness is complicated by tobacco use—you may qualify for Medicare’s new smoking
cessation program. The program covers counseling sessions, not the cost of
products that some people use to help them quit.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, about 300,000 senior citizens die each year from smoking-related
illnesses. So there’s good reason to try to quit. And if you’ve tried to quit at
other times in your life and weren’t successful, you may be interested to know
that senior citizens are 50 percent more likely to succeed than all other age
In other words, go for it!
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention