This Fall, as the University looks toward a Tobacco- and Smoke-Free Campus in 2018, is the perfect time to commit to quit your tobacco habit.
If you are in need of support, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find numerous
resources to assist you in the “how” of quitting. Whether you prefer to tackle it on your own, with a coach, seek out a group, explore tobacco-cessation prescriptions, you’ll find information here.
As a benefits-eligible faculty or staff member at Georgetown University, you have access to programs through your medical plan and through our partners at Health Advocate. Additionally, the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association have tried and true programs – available to all – that can support you along the road.
Students can visit http://studenthealth.georgetown.edu, https://studenthealth.georgetown.edu/health-promotion, or facebook.com/GUHealthEd for cessation information and resources.
Kaiser’s Breathe program supports you as you explore why it’s hard to quit smoking, and offers tips and advice to help you give up the habit. You’ll receive a customized action plan that shows you successful ways to quit.
Log in to myuhc.com and explore the programs, coaching and other resources and information available through Rally. Learn about the tobacco cessation drugs covered – at no cost to you – under your health plan.
CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage POS & CDHP
The Healthways QuitNet program is available to all GU CareFirst members. In addition to online coaching, QuitNet’s digital experience and mobile app allows you to connect to give and receive encouragement. You can register by logging in to www.carefirst.com/myaccount, then click on Health Assessment and Online Coaching under Quick Links.
During this twelve-week online program, you will learn the strategies to help you quit tobacco for good. You will also create your own quit plan, which will help you when you quit tobacco in week 9 of the program. This program is specifically built to prepare you for your quit day in week 9. Log in to Health Advocate and click on Well-Being, then Workshops. Health Advocate also has free coaching available – by phone, email or text – to support you in your cessation process.
American Cancer Society
ACS provides exceptional support to those who are contemplating and/or ready to quit smoking. The US Surgeon General has said, “Smoking cessation [stopping smoking] represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives.” It’s hard to quit smoking, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting tobacco and staying quit, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. You’ll find this information on the American Cancer Society website. Most states (and the District of Columbia) offer free and unlimited access to the ACS Quit for Life program.
American Lung Association
Here are some additional resources and tools available from the ALA.