If you or a loved one is hooked on tobacco, make today, May 31âdesignated by the World Health Organization as World âNo Tobaccoâ Dayâyour starting point to kick the habit.
Tobacco use is the second leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for 1 in every 10 adult deaths, but Medicare can help you quit smoking. Part B covers up to 8 face-to-face smoking & tobacco use cessation counseling sessions in a 12-month period when you get them from a qualified doctor or other Medicare-recognized practitioner. You pay nothing for the counseling sessions if your doctor or other health care provider accepts assignment.
Watch our video to see how Medicare can help you quit smoking. Also, visit the World Health Organization to learn more about this yearâs World No Tobacco Day campaign, a call for plain packaging of tobacco products.