Ready to quit smoking, but not sure where to start? Joining a tobacco cessation program could be the help you need.
Studies show that using tobacco cessation technologies and programs are the best way to quit smoking. And quitting is important – smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Programs can help – many offer personal coaching, online tools, audio health libraries and discounts to wellness products and services.
Here are some of the top tobacco cessation programs:
Freedom from Smoking Online: An online organization geared toward reaching people through their devices. They offer a program with measurable steps to help curb your smoking habits, as well as support channels like a phone line, forums and online chats.
The Mayo Clinic: With several locations around the country, the Mayo Clinic has a stop smoking program that takes 5 to 10 days. Experienced physicians can help smokers overcome the addiction.
1-800-QUITNOW/smokefree.gov: The National Institutes of Health runs this quit-line and website. You can get free counseling from a tobacco cessation coach, materials on how to quit, free products like patches and gum or referrals to programs in your area.
Need more of a reason to quit? Many employers today are implementing a Tobacco User Surcharge. If your company has one and you use tobacco, you’ll pay more for your medical plan benefits. But by joining a tobacco cessation program, you could avoid this surcharge. Check if your employer has a preferred cessation program through its Wellness Program. Get healthy and save money – quit smoking today.
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