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Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Programs

American Cancer Society Quitline (UT Select participation is not required)

Quitting smoking isn’t easy but it is a fight you can win. By using at least one of the ways listed below for your quit attempt, you can double your chances of being successful. By using more than one of the ideas listed below, you double your chances of staying quit for good!

  • Self help materials.  Self help materials are available to help you quit smoking, no matter where you are in the process.  These materials can help you learn how to prepare for your quit attempt, develop strategies to help with cravings, and prevent relapse once you have quit. The self-help materials offer proven methods that are easy to follow and can keep your motivation high.
  • Support programs.  Support programs can be in a variety of forms – group smoking cessation programs, telephone counseling programs, or support groups. To learn about the options available in your community, contact the American Cancer Society 1-877 QUIT-NOW or www.YesQuit.org.
  • Telephone counseling.  THe ACS Quitline telephone counseling is a proven, confidential, counseling program completed by telephone that will support and help you stay focused on your reasons for quitting.  
  • Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).  Now and through December 2011, state employees , retirees, and dependents who call the ACS Quitline can receive up to eight weeks of free nicotine in conjunction with the free telephonic Quitline counseling - treatments that can help double your chances of quitting when used as directed. Nicotine replacement therapy can relieve many of the nicotine withdrawal symptoms that occur when a person stops smoking. Talk to your doctor about a strategy that might work for you.

To learn about the ACS Quitline options available in your are, contact the American Cancer Society 1-877 YES QUIT-NOW or online www.YesQuit.org.

Free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Programs available to all UT SELECT members

Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD-Smoking Cessation Program

Overview:  A healthy lifestyle is the key to continued well-being. Changing your lifestyle for the better takes time and real effort. But, with the help of this program, you can do it. And it’s worth it: Quitting tobacco can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke and improve your self-esteem.

About the Program: The Smoking Cessation Lifestyle Improvement Program has two equally important parts: the Readings and the Planner. Together, they take about 30 minutes per day to complete. We recommend that you read one step of the Readings per day and check your Planner daily.
How to Register:

Step 1:  Log onto: Living Well Health Manager, powered by WebMD website at www.webmdhealth.com/ut 
Step 2:  Complete registration* and accept Privacy Policy 
Step 3:  Click on the Living Health Tab, then select the option under Lifestyle Programs “Smoking Cessation” 
*Program available to all UT SELECT members.

UT SELECT FREE Tobacco Cessation Program

Quitting smoking takes desire, determination and support. That’s why UT SELECT has developed a motivational toolkit that can help members who are ready to take steps toward this major lifestyle change. Guidance and support with licensed wellness coaches

How to register:  

Call: 1-800-462-3275.  *Program available to all UT SELECT members.