American Lung Association reveals that the US government has missed out on key chances to ensure that the Americans get enough medicines as well as counseling for stop smoking. The American Lung Association report states that there are only a few states in the US that offer coverage to help people trigger off smoking cessation.
According to Paul Billings, senior vice president of education and advocacy at American Lung Association, lots of smokers in the US are eager to stop smoking but due to the intricate federal and state coverage for stop smoking treatments, they are not getting the required help. He adds that the US federal and state government can provide the much needed assistance and this will help in minimizing the health burden of tobacco usage.
Source: http://health.usnews.com/ , dated 3rd December 2012