Director's Corner

California’s Program on Medicaid Incentives to Quit Smoking (MIQS)

Results from a California program aimed at reducing smoking rates among Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) patients have just been released in a special publication of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The program, known as MIQS (Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking) and funded under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, was conducted from 2011 to 2015 in a state that already had a distinguished record in tobacco control. Read more...