Smoking Cessation

HUSKY Health Covered Services to Help Members Quit Smoking

Counseling

Multiple counseling sessions have led to better success with quitting smoking. Combining more than one type of counseling can improve your chances of quitting.

  • Individual (face-to-face) counseling or group counseling (in a group with others trying to quit).
  • The combination of counseling and medication works better to help stop smoking than either medication or counseling alone.
  • Counseling can be completed by telephone (CT Quitline) or face-to-face visit with your provider. For free help or information about quitting, call the CT Quitline at 1.800.784.8669.

Nicotine Replacement Products

Nicotine Replacement Products come in several forms, such as:

  • Inhalers
  • Lozenges
  • Nasal Spray
  • Patch

Prescription Medications

  • Bupropion SR (Wellbutrin XL)
  • Varenicline (Chantix)

Member Information

Check out the following links which include the most current state and national smoking facts and figures. Topics include health risks, pregnancy and postpartum risks to women and their children, secondhand smoke risks, costs and consequences of smoking, and tips and resources to help people quit smoking and how to prevent a relapse.

  1. The American Heart Association
  2. The American Lung Association
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  4. CT Department of Public Health
  5. Smokefree.gov
  6. CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  7. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (tobaccofreekids.org)
  8. World Health Organization (tobacco use)

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