When you’re ready to quit, we’re here to help.
Did you know, on average, tobacco users attempt to quit up to ten times before they are successful? Wellness Options at Work provides resources to keep you focused on your commitment to quit tobacco and restore your health.
Your Support Systems
Because quitting smoking is the single best step you can do to improve your health, we encourage you to watch the UW Health Cares video to help end your relationship with tobacco.
Comprehensive Resources to Help you Succeed:
- Stress management strategies
- FDA-approved medications offered free by most health plans
- Free, confidential, one-on-one health coaching
- Tobacco cessation CBT (Note: This e-Learning course is best viewed in Internet Explorer)
- Quit smoking apps and 24-hour Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
- Advice from your primary care physician
- Support from friends and family
Strengthen Your Chance of Success (e-Learning CBT)
The first days of making a lifestyle change are often the toughest and the most critical. Take a few minutes to complete an interactive, e-learning tool to strengthen your chances of success. This will be your personal road map to help identify possible stumbling blocks, avoid discouraging relapses and successfully break your nicotine addiction.
- Tobacco Cessation e-Learning CBT
- Note: This e-Learning course is best viewed in Internet Explorer
- Fillable Take Action Plan – Smoking
- Fillable Take Action Plan – Chewing Tobacco
Your Game Plan (Videos)
Smokers often turn to nicotine as a way to cope with stress. During anxious and stressful times, you will need to learn new, healthy coping strategies. Watch stress management strategies and step-by-step game plan videos to help you stay focused on your goals and get you through those anxious times.
- UW Health Cares
- Six Key Tips to Quitting
- Stress Management Strategy: Calming Restlessness
- Stress Management Strategy: Releasing Tension
CTRI offers a Smoking Cessation and Prevention Clinic on Mondays. It is open to anyone. The clinic is not free, but many area HMO’s cover it. The clinic uses all FDA-approved medications. Everyone who comes to the intial visit receives individual counseling. Once you have completed your initial visit, you will have access to their open-ended support group.
FDA Approved Medications
Discuss possible medication options with your primary care physician. The Quit Line offers a free two-weekly supply of your choice of the nicotine patch, lozenge or gum.
Research shows that talking with a coach/counselor (in-person or by telephone), while also using a quit smoking medication, will give you the best chance of quitting.
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Smokeless Tobacco/Electronic Cigarettes
- Electronic Cigarettes
- E-Cigarette Factsheet
- Smokeless Tobacco Infomation
- Ways to quit smokeless tobacco use
Self-Help Technology Resources
- Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (CTRI)
- Quit for Life Program – American Cancer Society
- Phone-based coaching and web-based learning support service to help smokers quit