Give your family the gift of you: Quit smoking

You’ve probably been meaning to quit. Your loved ones have been after you, too. Having more time with them is just one benefit when you quit smoking, with help from CareOregon.

No matter how long1 you’ve been smoking, you still get health benefits when you quit. Your blood pressure drops almost immediately. Your risk of heart attack is lower just one day after your last cigarette2. Diabetes3  and cholesterol become easier to manage. And the anti-aging effects are better than any face cream.

The pluses add up fast:

  1. More years and energy to spend with family and friends.
  2. Money to spend more wisely. The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in $5.91 in Oregon. If you smoke just one pack a day, that’s $2,157 a year. To find your actual costs, use this tool. How could your family better use that money?
  3. More hours in your day for enjoyment. Some people spend up to three hours a day smoking that could be better spent.
  4. Less risk of disease: COPD, and cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas.

Help to quit. At CareOregon, we know it can take more than one try. That’s why you get plenty of support, like medication and personal coaching through the Quit For Life® Program. Your trained Quit Coach will help you make a quit plan that will work for you.

You will also receive:

  • An easy-to-use Quit Guide to help you stick with your Quitting Plan. The Guide has tips on how to stick with your plan.
  • Advice on which type, dose, and duration of nicotine substitute or medication is right for you, and how to use it so it really works. You will want to talk to your primary care provider about your options. CareOregon covers nicotine replacement therapy.
  • Access to Web Coach®, a private, online community where you can complete activities, watch videos, track your progress, and join discussions with other program participants.

Don’t miss your own party! Let the Quit For Life® Program help you celebrate your new tobacco-free life. Enroll today. 

The Quit For Life® Program is a covered benefit you may use once in a 12-month period.
Call 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454) or log on to www.quitnow.net for details and to enroll.

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Footnotes:

1) It’s never too late to quit smoking: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/11/30/503757142/it-s-never-too-late-to-quit-smoking-even-in-your-60s 

2) Benefits to quitting: https://smokefree.gov/quitting-smoking/reasons-quit/benefits-quitting 

3) Diabetes and smoking: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/diseases/diabetes.html 

4) The average smoker takes 7-10 minutes to smoke each cigarette and smokes 20 cigarettes a day according to the American Cancer Society®.