Cessation Coverage

The American Lung Association supports policies that give smokers easy access to all treatments proven effective to help them quit.  All public and private health insurance plans should cover a comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit for plan members, including all 7 medications and 3 types of counseling recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service.

The American Lung Association supports policies that give smokers easy access to all of these treatments.  All public and private health insurance plans should cover a comprehensive smoking cessation benefit for their members. 

The American Lung Association is a leader in the area of tobacco cessation policy at the federal, state and local levels.  Since 2007, our Tobacco Cessation Policy Project has provided up-to-date information and tools to advocates, policymakers, media and smokers.

State Tobacco Cessation Coverage Database

Find out which treatments your state covers to help smokers quit. » More

Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

Learn how the Affordable Care Act affects what treatments are covered to help smokers quit. » More

State Tobacco Cessation Coverage Database - Factsheets and Reports

The American Lung Association’s repository for tobacco cessation policy materials, including factsheets and other helpful resources. » More

Helping Smokers Quit

Helping Smokers Quit 2010

Read the American Lung Association’s annual report on state tobacco cessation policy. » More