Go Ahead and Quit for Good
Quit for Good is a free, eight-week tobacco cessation program offered to MCPS employees and their spouses regardless of medical plan membership. The program is course-based and consists of weekly classes led by a nurse practitioner with assistance from Kaiser Permanente clinicians and health experts. Discussions focus on the skills necessary to live tobacco-free.
By enrolling in and completing Quit for Good, MCPS will waive the tobacco-user surcharge for the following calendar year if you finish the program between September and December of each year. If you complete it between January and May of any year, MCPS will waive the tobacco-user surcharge and refund any surcharge you paid during that year.
The Great American Smokeout Is Thursday, Nov. 15
The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance to quit smoking that day. By quitting, smokers will take an important step towards a healthier life, a step that can lead to reducing cancer and other health risks. Consider joining many other smokers from around the country who will participate in the smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 15. Also, check out these resources and support to help you quit.