Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco Free Healthy Workforce Initiative

Kick the HabitQuitting is hard. Many people try several times before they quit for good, but can succeed.

Everyone has their own reasons for quitting. Maybe you want to be healthier, save money, or keep your family safe. As you prepare to quit, think about your own reasons for quitting. Remind yourself of them every day. They can help inspire you to stop for good. Whatever your reasons, you will be amazed at all the ways your life will improve when you become tobacco free.

Research supports tobacco cessation interventions to help a person succeed in their attempts to quit tobacco. In general, the longer and more frequent a person receives tobacco counseling, the greater their rate of abstinence. Even higher rates of success have been shown when a tobacco user combines counseling sessions with nicotine replacement therapies or medication.

Pima County wants to help you succeed, so we’ve put together a list of FREE tobacco cessation counseling programs to make changes in your life to live tobacco free.

What does a counseling session include?

Tobacco cessation counseling sessions typically are 10 – 30 minutes in length and are conducted by highly-trained professionals, many of whom are former tobacco users. A coach will help you set goals, work toward a quit date and help you develop a personal plan to help you succeed.

Tobacco Cessation Support Programs

Healthy Lifestyle Coaching (HLC) Tobacco Free Program – Aetna

Program Name: Healthy Lifestyle Coaching (HLC) Tobacco Free Program – Aetna
Who can participate?

Any member 18 years and older covered under Pima County medical plan

Program Delivery:

Telephonic group and individual coaching

Program Duration:

20-minute weekly one-to-one coaching sessions for up to one year and/or
Six, 30-minute “live-meeting” group sessions within a 12-week period

Program Includes:

Optional 8-weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
Access to online programs, educational materials, at-home activities, online workbooks, MPR’s and videos

Healthy Lifestyle Coaching Tobacco Free Flyer - English
Healthy Lifestyle Coaching Tobacco Free Flyer - Spanish

How to get started: Phone: 1-866-213-0153 Website: www.aetna.com

Arizona Smoker’s Helpline (ASHLine)

Program Name: Arizona Smoker’s Helpline (ASHLine)
Who can participate?

Any tobacco user 18 years and older

Program Delivery:

Telephonic individual coaching and online resources

Program Duration:

Receive up to 6 months of coaching, scheduled based on your request

Program Includes:

Medication assistance available like the nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler, nasal spray, Zyban™, and Chantix™
Access to online programs, educational materials, at-home activities, online workbooks, MPR’s and videos

Cost: FREE to the member; sponsored by Pima County
How to get started: Phone: 1-800-556-6222
Fill out the Tobacco Cessation Registraion Form and fax to 1-866-897-1263

Website:
www.ashline.org

CVS MinuteClinic – Start to Stop

Program Name: CVS MinuteClinic – Start to Stop
Who can participate?

Any tobacco user 18 years and older

Program Delivery:

One-to-one counseling with a practitioner.
The summary of your visit can be sent to your primary care provider with your permission

Program Duration: 15 - 20 minute sessions
Up to eight sessions within 12 months
Program Includes:

Nicotine dependence assessment and vital signs check
Review lifestyle factors, goals and physical health
Nicotine-replacement recommendations or prescriptions written when clinically appropriate

Cost: Most medical insurance plans covered. Fees may be included for additional screening tests or prescription medication
How to get started: Visit a CVS MinuteClinic and sign in at the electronic kiosk to see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. No appointment necessary

Website: http://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/resources/smoking-cessation

Work with your primary care physician (PCP)

Program Name:

Work with your primary care physician (PCP)

Who can participate?

Any tobacco user 18 years and older

Delivery:

In person, one-to-one counseling with your PCP

Duration:

On-going

Includes:

May include getting a prescription for tobacco medication

Cost:

Most medical insurance plans covered

How to get started:

Schedule an appointment with your PCP

Nicotine Anonymous

Program Name:

Nicotine Anonymous

Who can participate?

Any tobacco user 18 years and older

Program Delivery:

Group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine

Program Duration:

On-going

Program Includes:

In person, group support for nicotine dependency
Internet and telephonic meetings also available

Cost:

FREE support
Merchandise available for purchase

How to get started:

Website: www.nicotine-anonymous.org

Your Pima County medical plan covers quit tobacco medications

Follow these steps to get medication assistance to help you quit tobacco from your health plan.
  • Get a prescription for quit tobacco medication from your doctor.
  • Take your prescriptions and your Pima County medical ID card to the pharmacy. The pharmacy will fill your prescription.
  • You can use your HSA funds to pay for a quit tobacco medication as long as you have a prescription from your doctor.

 

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