There are many different pathways to successful tobacco cessation. Three pieces to consider in moving towards being tobacco-free are planning, support, and medication assistance.
Planning involves understanding why you smoke and why you want to quit, evaluating your barriers and triggers, planning for how to avoid triggers and manage cravings, and setting a quit date. Below are several resources that can help you with this planning process. Pick what works best for you.
Medication can help with nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Many studies have shown that medication assistance increases the likelihood of tobacco cessation.
Having someone to encourage you and acknowledge the effort you’re putting into quitting can be very helpful. Plus, sharing your goals with others promotes success!
*If you have any questions regarding your health or medications, you should consult your healthcare provider
When you’re ready, your Premera PPO or HSA plan offers benefits to assist with smoking cessation efforts. Such benefits include prescription drug coverage (subject to standard pharmacy charges), and classes and programs to stop tobacco use. This is covered in full and not subject to a benefit limit. The member must utilize an in-network provider or a provider within an in-network facility (classes and programs must be provided in an in-network facility/hospital to be covered).
Office visits for smoking cessation are subject to your normal office visit cost share. Other benefits for treatment of nicotine dependence will be provided on the same basis as treatment of other covered medical conditions. This could include but is not limited to:
Some facilities offer smoking cessation classes free of charge as well.
* If you have any questions regarding your health or medications, you should promptly consult your healthcare provider