Smoking Cessation

HUSKY Health Covered Services to Help Members Quit Smoking

1 Counseling

  • Provide smoking cessation counseling with your patients during office visits. To receive reimbursement for face-to-face counseling visits, use proper coding for intermediate or intensive smoking and/or tobacco use cessation counseling.
  • Multiple counseling sessions have led to better success with quitting smoking.
  • Your patients may receive additional counseling by telephone through the CT Quitline, 1.800.QUIT.NOW (1.800.784.8669).

2 Nicotine Replacement Products

  • Inhalers
  • Lozenges
  • Nasal Spray
  • Patch

3 Prescription Medications

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

Combining more than one type of treatment can improve your patients’ chances of quitting.


Information for Members

Quit Smoking App

Consider recommending the Quitters Circle app to your HUSKY Health patients to help them quit smoking.

Helpful Links

Check out the following links which include the most current state and national smoking facts and figures, along with information on health risks, pregnancy and postpartum risks, secondhand smoke risks, costs and consequences of smoking, and tips and resources to help people quit smoking and prevent relapses.

This portion of the HUSKY Health website is managed by Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., the State of Connecticut’s Medical Administrative Services Organization for the HUSKY Health Program. For the general HUSKY website gateway, please visit www.ct.gov/husky. HUSKY Health includes Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and is administered by the Connecticut Department of Social Services.