Indiana to roll out new rules to help people quit smoking

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(WEHT) – Indiana state health officials are unveiling new rules to help kick the habit of smoking.

Starting August 1, Hoosiers will be able to get tobacco cessation products at pharmacies without needing an individual prescription.

Indiana Medicaid will reimburse health care providers offering tobacco cessation counseling for expectant mothers.

Officials said nearly 25% of expectant Indiana mothers on Medicaid smoke during pregnancy, compared to about 8% nationwide.

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(This story was originally published on July 15, 2019)

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