Tito "My family means more to me than a pack of cigarettes. That’s why I quit."
Dr. Miller "Quitting smoking is the single biggest thing a patient can do to improve their quality of life."
Debby "The patch worked for me."
Robert "I started using the gum. That worked for me."
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."
Questions to ask your health plan
To find out how your health insurance plan can help you quit smoking, call the customer service number on the back of your health insurance member card.
When you call, here are some questions to ask:
- Is stop-smoking medicine covered by my insurance plan? If the answer is yes, some follow-up questions to ask are:
- If so, are prescriptions covered?
- If so, are over-the-counter medicines, like the nicotine patch, covered?
- Is there a limit to the amount of medicine that is covered?
- What is the co-pay?
- Is counseling (support) to quit smoking covered by my insurance plan? If the answer is yes, some additional questions to ask are:
- Is group counseling covered?
- Is one-on-one, in-person counseling covered?
- Are local quit-smoking services available?
- Is there a limit to the amount of counseling that is covered?
- Is there a co-pay or reimbursement for services used?
- Are other types of support covered (for example, hypnotherapy or acupuncture)?