Isn’t It Time You Quit for Good?
Most smokers know that smoking is bad for their health and harmful to the people around them. They know they should quit, but they also know it is going to be difficult. To help make it easier, Well Aware and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up again this fall to bring you the Quit for Good tobacco cessation program.
Quit for Good is a free, course-based tobacco cessation program open to all MCPS employees and their spouses. The program is eight weeks long and consists of weekly classes led by a nurse practitioner, with assistance from Kaiser Permanente clinicians and health experts.
Upcoming classes are beginning on:
- Friday, Sept. 20, from 10–11 a.m.
Clarksburg Bus Depot, 13100 Shawnee Lane, Clarksburg
- Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 10–11 a.m.
Shady Grove Bus Depot, 16651 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville
- Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 10–11 a.m.
West Farm Bus Depot, 11920 Bournefield Way, Silver Spring
- Monday, Oct. 28, from 4:30–5:30 p.m.
45 W. Gude Drive, Rockville, Cafe 45
Class discussions cover the skills necessary to successfully live tobacco-free, a risk assessment, stress management techniques and healthy weight management strategies. In addition to the classes, participants receive support through a help line, peer sponsors who understand what it takes to quit, and other resources.
By enrolling in and completing the Quit for Good program, employees can avoid paying the 25 percent tobacco-user surcharge to the total cost of their MCPS-provided health insurance. To qualify, employees and/or their spouses who use tobacco must sign up and attend each Quit for Good class in its entirety.