Would you like to quit smoking? Would you like to breathe easier, be healthier and save money? Everyone can use a little help sometimes. If you’re a smoker, we have the help you need! We offer two programs you can choose from.
BlueCross has partnered with Alere Wellbeing to offer you Quit for Life, one of the most successful tobacco treatment programs. Alere Wellbeing is an independent company that offers the Quit for Life program on behalf of BlueCross. The Quit for Life program is an award-winning, science-based program that gives you personalized, professional support every step of the way. This program is effective with all types of tobacco users — cigarette, pipe, cigar and smokeless tobacco.
Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. It accounts for more than 438,000 deaths per year. Seventy percent of all smokers want to quit and 20 million smokers try each year to quit. However, only 5 percent succeed without assistance. Hundreds of thousands of people have quit using tobacco thanks to this program.
We'll send you a stop-smoking guide and tool kit. You'll receive a stress relief item, tracking log and booklet containing relaxation techniques. Approximately one week later, a registered nurse will call to administer a survey about your smoking habits. We'll help you set goals — and we'll call again later to see how you're doing with the program.
Here's what Smoking Cessation can help you do:
Any information provided through this program is for educational purposes only and does not replace the care you receive from your doctor. You should always check with your doctor before following any medical advice.
Please note: Not all members have access to these programs. Check your benefit booklet or contact the benefits coordinator in your company’s Human Resources department to see if you can take advantage of this program.