Office of Management and Budget : DelaWELL Program

Tobacco Cessation

Quit Smoking
It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking!
DelaWELL Offers Tools to Help You ‘Kick the Habit’ For Good

**State of Delaware workplaces are tobacco-free (As of January 1, 2013).**


Tobacco use remains the number one underlying cause of premature death and disability in Delaware and the nation. Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals; hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer. Smoking also affects those around you, including the ones you love. For example, asthma, lung infections and ear infections are more common in children who are around smokers.

I'm a lifelong smoker, can quitting really help?
YES
! It's never too late to quit using tobacco. Quitting at any age can give back years of life that would be lost by continuing to smoke. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of diabetes, lets blood vessels work better and helps the heart and lungs. Within minutes of smoking the last cigarette, the body starts to restore itself. By kicking the habit, over time you will notice things like food will taste better, your sense of smell returns to normal and ordinary activities will leave you less out of breath.

The following DelaWELL tobacco cessation resources are available to benefit eligible members (employees, spouses, dependents over 18 and non-Medicare pensioners) who are currently enrolled in a State of Delaware Group Health Plan:

  • (NEW) Quit For Life® - Available starting July 1, 2014. If you're a tobacco user, the Quit For Life® program will provide you with the support that you need to stay focused on your personal reasons for quitting and will match you with a compassionate, highly trained Quit Coach®, who will treat you as an individual with a unique tobacco-use history and lifestyle. The program provides a personalized quit plan, outbound coaching calls with unlimited toll-free access to your coach, unlimited access to Web Coach®, an online community that offers e-learning tools, social support, texting and email tools. Quit For Life® offers 24-hour support with encouragement and proven strategies to overcome nicotine withdrawal, cravings, stress and fears about quitting. There are also free nicotine gum and nicotine patches available through home delivery. See the “Quit For Life®” link on the left menu of the DelaWELL Health Portal to register and get started. Important Notice: Enter “State of Delaware” as the name of your employer when registering on the Quit For Life® website. You can also contact them by phone at 1-866-674-9103 (select "Option 0").
  • $0 copay on prescription Tobacco Cessation Medications - These medications include Nicotrol NS, Nicotrol Inhaler, bupropion HCI (Zyban) and Chantix. For more information or questions, please call Express Scripts (Medco) at 1-800-939-2142, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • "Know Your Health - A New Look At Why I Smoke And How To Quit" Onsite Seminars
  • DelaWELL Health Portal - You have access to a wealth of online tools and resources, including:
    • Tobacco Learning Center - Get facts and information about how to successfully kick that habit.
    • Smoking Progress Tracker:
      • Daily Check-In - Track your progress and get tips and support you can use.
      • Smoke-Free Journal - Keep track of your comments, thoughts and feelings.
    • PackWraps - Habits are easier to break when you fully understand them. To get a picture of your cigarette habit, print available PackWraps and use them to record your smoking.
    • Tobacco Cessation Videos
    • “Quit Smoking Again” Conversation - Most people have to try more than once to quit smoking. This Conversation can help you understand slip-ups and how you can avoid them.
    • And you will also find other online programs, health articles and news...
  • Plan My Quit website - Free quit-smoking tools and information.

For more about tobacco cessation resources, visit the DelaWELL Health Portal or contact the Alere Nurse24 line at 1-866-674-9103, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Employees that are not enrolled in a State of Delaware Group Health Plan, as well as Medicare-eligible state pensioners, are eligible for the following DelaWELL tobacco cessation programs:

Additional Resources:

The Delaware Division of Public Health offers Delaware Quit Support and the Delaware Quitline at 1-866-409-1858. The Quitline is available to Delaware residents over 18 years of age. Trained tobacco specialists staffing the Quitline will assess tobacco cessation needs and explore best options. Services include:

  • Motivational support by phone from a Quitline specialist; or face-to-face counseling by a trained local counselor
  • Follow-up support
  • Quit-smoking guidebook, You Can Quit Smoking. We'll Teach You How.
  • Information about quitting
  • For eligible low-income callers, vouchers to purchase stop-smoking aids such as nicotine patches or gum
Bayhealth Tobacco Cessation Program - The seven week program offers you support and guidance to quit using all tobacco products now.

Christiana Care Smoking Cessation Program - A trained smoking cessation counselor meets with you three times in a month to help you plan for a tobacco-free life.
Last Updated: Thursday July 10 2014
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