Quitting tobacco of any sort takes a commitment. And keeping your commitment can be challenging if you're trying to do it on your own. So we suggest you don't. Research shows that counseling or support in combination with medication (nicotine replacement and/or prescription medication) offers the best shot at breaking free from tobacco.
Whether you've smoked for six months or 16 years, we've got someone you can partner with to help you be successful. It's up to you to find what works for you —support groups, telephone counseling and classes with free medications – or a combination. Take stock of your temperament — and then take the next step. All of these resources are available at no cost to you as a Providence Health Plan member:
- Quit For Life. A free telephone-based tobacco cessation program that provides extensive support to help you succeed at quitting — with a 91 percent satisfaction rate among participants. Counselors are on hand 24/7 to support you. To get started, call 866-QUIT-4LIFE (866-784-8454).
- Smoking cessation classes. To find a class or provider near you, view our class list. (Classes are valued at $250 each, and are free to health plan members.)