Quit for good

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We offer two nicotine cessation programs:

  • Freedom from Smoking (all are welcome) 
  • Quit for Life (health plan members only)

Freedom from Smoking

WellFirst Health offers a tobacco cessation program, Freedom from Smoking. This small group program includes eight one-hour sessions led by a certified Freedom from Smoking facilitator. The program features a step-by-step plan for quitting tobacco. Each session is designed to help tobacco users understand their triggers, urges and develop coping strategies to stay committed to quitting. This engaging program uses a variety of evidence-based techniques to personalize and address individual needs along with the benefits of support from a group setting. Freedom from Smoking is open to everyone, regardless of insurance.

Supporting all tobacco users, including cigarettes, smokeless, e-cigarette and vaping product users. Medications and nicotine replacement therapy are also available at no cost for plan members.

Email wellness@wellfirstbenefits.com or call call 833-934-0987 to schedule one-on-one with a facilitator or for questions. 

Quit For Life

Another option for health plan members is the Quit For Life Program. This program is designed to help you overcome physical, psychological and behavioral addictions using a seamlessly integrated mix of medication, one-on-one coaching, group video sessions and digital tools for support.

This FREE program includes:

  • Coach support: a certified Quit Coach will teach you skills and behavioral strategies to help you quit for life. Coach support includes three one-on-one interactions (call, text or chat) and two group video sessions. Plus, you’ll have 24/7 access to a Quit Coach for the duration of the program.
  • Medications that really work: you may receive 12 weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patch or gum at no cost, mailed directly to your home. WellFirst Health also provides coverage for effective tobacco cessation medications with a prescription from your provider.
  • Additional resources: you get access to print and online resources to help you through the quitting process.

Or call (866) QUIT4LIFE (866-784-8454). 

This program is free to members 18 years and older. Medicare members are not eligible for Quit for Life. For information about this benefit under your specific plan, please call our Customer Care Center at 877-274-4693 for WellFirst Health SSM Health Employees or 866-514-4194 for WellFirst Health individual & family plan members.

Additional resources:

American Cancer Society 
American Lung Association
American Heart Association
Live Vape Free

Live Vape Freeā„  is a free resource for teens and adults offering educational support and programs that empower constructive conversations about the risks of vaping. It's a judgement-free space for teens and parents/caregivers with tools and content that educates, motives, and supports.

With the use of e-cigarettes on the rise and the Surgeon General declaring use in young adults an epidemic, Quit for Life, in partnership with Rally, is making the support, tools and resources to go vape-free available to all.

The site's resources include:

  • A vaping discussion guide.
  • Articles about quitting - why, how and what to expect.
  • The latest news about vaping.