Join Us in April to Quit for Good
Since Kaiser Permanente and MCPS first teamed up to offer the Quit for Good tobacco cessation program in 2011, 65 MCPS employees have completed it. Of those, 44 were still tobacco-free six months after the program ended. That’s a significant accomplishment.
As a result, they are living much healthier lives. They also are saving money—as much as $6.78 per pack of cigarettes they are no longer buying. And, if they are covered by an MCPS medical insurance plan, they are avoiding a 3 percent smoker surcharge on the total cost of their health insurance. That’s a significant savings.
Isn’t it time you quit for good?
Quit for Good is a free, course-based tobacco cessation program open to MCPS employees and their spouses, regardless of whether or not you carry Kaiser Permanente health insurance. The program is eight weeks long and consists of once-a-week classes led by a nurse practitioner, with assistance from Kaiser Permanente clinicians and health experts. Class size is limited to ensure the personal attention necessary to support you in your goal of quitting.
The next session of Quit for Good begins on Tuesday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the Maple Room at 45 West Gude Dr. in Rockville. To register, email Well Aware. To learn more about the program, including the week-by-week course content, visit the Well Aware website.