Connecticut is one of four states that do not pay for smoking cessation help under Medicaid, though the state has received more than $1 billion in tobacco settlement funds designed to build an anti-smoking war chest.

But Kevin Lembo, who pushed for the coverage as the state’s health care advocate, said that he expects the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Dan Malloy to make Medicaid funds available for cessation.  Statistics show that cessation programs are far less expensive than disease treatment.

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