Medicare will now pay for smoking cessation counseling. "It is considered preventive service if you haven't been diagnosed will an illness caused or complicated by tobacco use. As of Jan 1, 2011 you pay nothing. They also will pay for 8 face-to-face visits in a 12-month period if you're diagnosed with an illness caused or complicated by tobacco use, or you take a medicine that is affected by tobacco. You pay the doctor 20% of the Medicare-apprived aniybtm tge the Part B deductible applies."
It's all in prevention I guess, but they're mighty cold to those with smoking related diseases if you ask me.