Here are some ideas on where to find help for quitting smoking:
Your PCP—Talk to your physician. He or she knows your medical history and can develop a plan for quitting. Ask about what combination of counseling, medications, and support might be right for you. CDPHP provides coverage for smoking cessation counseling, and your pharmacy benefit will help pay for medications your physician prescribes.
Health Coach Connection—Talk to a CDPHP Health Coach about quitting smoking. Call toll free at 1-800-365-4180 or visit www.cdphp.com and log in to the secure member portal. Health coaches are available 24/7.
CDPHP Website—Visit our smoking cessation website at www.cdphp.com/quitsmoking to learn about in-person, low- to no-cost quit smoking classes that are available near you. Be sure to also check out the online programs, free mobile apps, and text messaging programs. Our website contains lots of helpful information and tools to help you be successful.
The Butt Stops Here Program—CDPHP is proud to partner with Seton Health to offer The Butt Stops Here smoking cessation program, which is free to members. This multi-session smoking cessation program is available within the Capital Region. Call (518) 459-2550 for more information or to sign up.
New York State Smokers Quitline (bilingual)—CDPHP is proud to partner with New York State Smokers’ Quitline. It provides information and support for smoking cessation. Visit www.nysmokefree.com or call 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487). Counselors are available Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tobacco Quitline (bilingual)—Quitting information, cessation guide, and counseling are offered, as well as information on state telephone-based quit programs. Visit www.smokefree.gov or call 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669).