40 percent of Connecticut Medicaid recipients smoke

(Boston Globe) A new study says nearly 40 percent of Connecticut's Medicaid recipients smoke.

(Boston Globe) A new study says nearly 40 percent of Connecticut’s Medicaid recipients smoke. The study by the Connecticut Public Health Policy Institute also estimates that the state pays about $507 million yearly for smoking-related health care for its Medicaid clients. (Read more…)

No word yet on that study to find out whether raising tobacco taxes actually discourages smoking.