Free resources to help you quit tobacco

When you’re ready to kick tobacco, Providence offers free resources to help you succeed. But, first, take a look at how quitting helps your health; it makes a big difference:

  • 12 hours after quitting, the carbon monoxide in your blood drops to normal
  • 1 year after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s
  • 10 years after quitting, your risk of dying from lung cancer is half that of a smoker’s

Quit with help

The following resources are covered in full as part of your health plan benefits.

Resource How it works    How to access it 
Alere Quit for Life

A telephone-based program for ongoing support with a Quit Counselor. Participants receive access to quitting aids, such as patches.

Call 866-Quit-4-Life.

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT),
including over-the-counter medications, such as patches, gum and lozenges


NRT includes some nicotine that helps keep withdrawals and cravings manageable and chemical levels in the brain stable.

Ask your provider for a prescription, even if you’re using an over the counter medication. A prescription enables Providence to process your claim. Fill your prescription at an in-network pharmacy.

Deterrent prescription medications, such as
Chantix, Bupropion and Nicotrol
A deterrent medication can help limit cravings.

Ask your provider for a prescription.

Fill your prescription at an in-network pharmacy.

Counseling A participating provider assists with unlimited counseling sessions.


Call the Providence Resource Line: 800-562-8964.
Tobacco cessation classes Classes help you quit. Call the Providence Resource Line for classes close to where you live or work: 800-562-8964.