Nicotine is highly addictive. It may seem impossible to quit, but thousands quit every year and you can, too. Once you decide to quit, Dean Health Plan can help you move along the path to success. The health plan is here to support all tobacco users, including cigarettes, smokeless, e-cigarette and vaping product users in breaking free from their addiction for good.
Dean Health Plan offers a free tobacco cessation program called Freedom from Smoking. This small group program includes eight one-hour sessions led by a certified Freedom from Smoking facilitator and features a step-by-step plan for quitting. Each session is designed to help tobacco users understand their triggers and 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 the group.
Freedom from Smoking is open to anyone 18 years and older, regardless of insurance.
Many prescription medications can help with cravings and stress related to quitting tobacco—plus, they can double your chances of quitting and staying nicotine-free.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such as gum or patches, can also be a great way to help you stop use for good. NRTs allow you to get the nicotine your body craves without the harmful chemicals, helping to decrease withdrawal symptoms and allowing you to focus on quitting.
Once enrolled in our program, health plan members may receive medications and NRTs at no cost to them, with a prescription from their primary care provider.
If you have questions about your tobacco cessation medication benefits, contact the Customer Care Center.
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Live Vape Free
Live Vape Free℠ 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, motivates, 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.
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