Would Smokers Quit if Their Insurance Covered it?

Last month, San Francisco's score on keeping the city smoke-free was elevated from average to slightly above average, thanks to Supervisor Eric Mar and his passion for nanny government.

But here is an even better, less obtrusive way for the government to help make the community free of nicotine: Get people to stop smoking. State Senator Leland Yee is making a second attempt at forcing health insurance companies to cover tobacco cessation. His first attempt was vetoed last year by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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