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Conn. Coalition Seeks Smoking Help For Needy

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An anti-smoking organization is pushing for Connecticut’s Medicaid program to offer services that help needy clients kick the habit.

The group Mobilize Against Tobacco for Connecticut’s Health, also known as the MATCH Coalition, has scheduled a forum on the subject in Hartford on Wednesday. The event was previously scheduled for earlier this month, but postponed due to weather.

A representative from Tobacco Free Mass, a Massachusetts-based anti-smoking group, will be on hand to talk about that state’s comprehensive cessation program. The organization says 75,000 people have used it over the past two-and-a-half years.

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