You CAN Quit for Good
Since Kaiser Permanente and MCPS first teamed up to offer the Quit for Good tobacco cessation program in 2011, 203 MCPS employees have completed the course. Of those, nearly one-third 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 25 percent smoker surcharge on the total cost of their health insurance. That’s a significant savings.
Do you need help quitting tobacco?
Consider registering for and completing Well Aware’s 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. Class size is limited to ensure the personal attention necessary to support you in your goal of quitting. Sessions are open to all MCPS employees and their spouses, regardless of whether or not you carry Kaiser Permanente health insurance.
Did you know you can avoid the tobacco-user surcharge by completing Quit for Good? MCPS will waive the tobacco-user surcharge for the following calendar year if the program is completed between September and December of each year. If the program is completed between January and May of any year, MCPS will waive the tobacco-user surcharge and refund any surcharge paid during that year.
Ready to sign up?