40 percent of Connecticut Medicaid recipients smoke

Health Care, Recent News — By on June 21, 2010 at 7:44 AM

(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.

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