SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office of health and human services shall include within its MassHealth-covered services a program for smoking and tobacco use cessation treatment and information. Smoking and tobacco use cessation treatment and information benefits shall include United States Food and Drug Administration approved nicotine replacement therapy, other United States Food and Drug approved pharmacologic aids to quitting smoking, and accompanying individual, group and phone counseling by a physician, dentist, behavioral health counselor, mental health counselor, certified tobacco use cessation counselor, or other qualified clinician. The executive office shall report annually on the number of enrollees who participate in smoking and tobacco cessation services, number of enrollees who quit smoking or using tobacco, and Medicaid expenditures tied to tobacco use by Medicaid enrollees.
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