Wisconsin rates well on helping smokers kick the habit, according to a new report.
The study by the American Lung Association compared smoking cessation resources offered in states nationwide. Spokeswoman Dona Wininsky says the Badger State offers most of what people need to quit, with most nicotine replacement therapies covered by insurance programs and very active quit line to help people cope with quitting.
Still, Wininsky says some improvements could be made. She says the state needs to lift limits such as co-pays and how frequently people can access treatments through state insurance programs.
The Lung Association is urging states to offer all the resources they can to help people quit. In Wisconsin, Wininsky says that includes passing a statewide smoking ban. She says that will help motivate more people to give up smoking.