Get Ready to Quit


Start 2019 Smoke-Free with a Strategy for Success

If you’re thinking about stopping smoking on New Year’s Day, congratulations! Quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health.

A Quit Plan (get a free template at will improve your chances of success by preparing you to overcome the challenges you’ll face after January 1st. It helps you consider things like:

  • Your motivation. Focusing on why you want to quit (to be healthier for your family, breathe easier, reduce health risks) will help you stay strong.
  • Triggers to avoid. Things that make you want to smoke include emotions (feeling stressed, bored, upset), habits (talking on the phone, drinking coffee or alcohol, taking a work break) or social cues (going to a bar, party, or seeing others smoke).
  • Fighting cravings. Be prepared to shift your focus (take a walk, practice a new hobby, workout at a gym) to overcome the desire to smoke.
  • Discarding everything related to smoking (cigarettes, ash trays, matches and lighters) on your quit day. Yes. Everything.
  • Picking your team. Identify the people (friends, family, coworkers) who will help you get through your most challenging moments.

Your Health Plan Helps You Quit, Any Day of the Year

The Trust provides the Free & Clear® Quit for Life® program at no cost to you. The program gives you access to a Quit Coach®, unlimited phone support, online tools and support groups, as well as help choosing the right medication for you. Call 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454) to get started.

Your doctor can also help you quit. The Plan covers the tobacco cessation drugs Bupropion, Zyban, and Chantix, when prescribed by a physician.

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