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Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Michael "Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "

Your Health insurance may help you quit!

If you’re thinking about quitting smoking, find out how your health insurance plan can help. Many health plans help cover the cost of medicines and counseling to help you quit smoking. Remember, using quit-smoking medicine or counseling support can more than double your chances to quit for good!

Some health plans cover more than others. Coverage often changes.

Public health plans, which include MassHealth and Medicare, cover FDA-approved medicines and counseling to help you quit smoking.

Private health plans, which include plans from employers and the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) plans for state and municipal workers, may have quit-smoking benefits. The benefits you have depend on your insurance carrier, your employer’s choices, and your membership plan.

TRICARE, the health insurance plan for veterans, now covers FDA-approved quit-smoking medicines!

Call the customer information phone number listed on the back of your health plan card to find out what quit-smoking benefits you have. When you call, make sure to ask these important questions to find out what your full quit-smoking benefit is. Even if you’re not sure if you’ll use it, it’s good to know what your options are in case you change your mind.

Don't have health insurance? Anyone who does not have insurance can sign up for the new affordable health plans being offered this year.  It does not matter what your income is or if you have a pre-existing condition.  Health insurance can help with the cost of medicine to quit smoking.

Click here or call the Health Connector to ask questions about signing up for insurance or to sign up: 1-877 MA ENROLL (1-877-623-6765);  TTY: 1-877-623-7773

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