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Tobacco Cessation

It isn't easy to quit tobacco—but it is possible! 

There are many resources to help you quit tobacco including prescription medications, over the counter therapies, in-person coaching, telephonic coaching, online programs and multi-week programs.  See below for more information on some of these resources.

Medications: NO copay for Tobacco Cessation Aids

  • Employees and their covered family members on any of the Dartmouth-sponsored health plans can receive prescription medications without a copay with the CVS Caremark pharmacy coverage. These include the generic versions of Zyban and Chantix.
  • Over-the-counter generic nicotine replacement therapies, such as the patch, gum, and lozenge, are also available without a copay (with a prescription).

In-Person Coaching & Workshops:

Telephonic Programs:

  • Participate in the Quit Today telephonic program offered by Cigna at no cost to you! Receive individual coaching, a free toolkit which includes a workbook, a relaxation/meditation CD, and free nicotine replacement therapy (Patches and gum) for eight to twelve weeks, as appropriate.
      • Cigna Members (employees and covered family members): 1-877-459-6150 and ask to speak to the Personal Health Team
      • Benefits Eligible Employees who waived medical coverage: 1-855-561-3808 and ask to speak with CareAllies Personal Health Team
  • Each state offers free telephonic counseling to help you quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Available to anyone.
      • NH Tobacco Helpline: 1-800-879-8678
      • VT Quit Network: 1-800-937-7848
      • The National Helpline: 1-800-784-8669
  • The National Cancer Institute: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)

Online Programs:

  • There are a variety of online programs and apps to assist with tobacco cessation, including a free six-week Living Tobacco Free program offered by Cigna.
      •  Cigna Members (employees and covered family members): Visit www.mycigna.com, log in, click on Manage My Health and then click on Quit Today

 Additional Programs & Resources:

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Last Updated: 4/17/14