Who is Eligible for the Tobacco Cessation
The UCANQUIT2 is available to the following members of Team Coast Guard:
Purpose of Program
Tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and a major risk factor in many chronic illnesses. The Health Promotion Program recognizes that tobacco dependence is a chronic condition that often requires repeated intervention before life long freedom from nicotine dependence is achieved. Members are encouraged to utilize the services available at WWW.UCANQUIT2.ORG, a free online resource for the U.S. Military sponsored by the Department of Defense. You can also call the American Cancer Society Quit line at 1-800-QUIT NOW or 1-800-784-8669.
Facts about Quitting Smoking
Quitting smoking today can dramatically improve the overall health of a tobacco user in the days, weeks and months to follow. Here are some examples of what a quitter will experience:
Coast Guard Policies Regarding Tobacco Use
Your Regional Health Promotion Manager (HPM) can offer unit-wide tobacco cessation education and training upon request. HPMs also maintain a library of tobacco cessation educational materials and a resource list for services outside of the CG.
CG SUPRT - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
1-855-CGSUPRT (247-8778) or www.CGSUPRT.com
The CG SUPRT program provides tobacco cessation resources. Go to CGSUPRT.com and type "TOBACCO" in the search box. You can also contact the program 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by calling one toll-free number. The CG SUPRT program provides confidential professional counseling, education, and referral services to you and your family members.
A free, phone-based service with educational materials and coaches that can help you quit smoking or chewing tobacco.
Freedom Quit Line - free Nicotine Replacement Therapy delivered to your home.
Quit Tobacco - UCanQuit2 is a DoD site that provides numerous tools, resources and 24/7 coaching support. UCanQuit2 resources include:
Create your own Quit Plan <http://www.ucanquit2.org/quitplansteps/Default.aspx>, Quit Calendar <http://www.ucanquit2.org/myaccount/quitcalendar.aspx>, and Quit Blog <http://www.ucanquit2.org/breakthecycle/blogs/Default.aspx>.
Live chat one-on-one <http://www.ucanquit2.org/livehelp/Default.aspx> with a trained Tobacco Cessation Coach from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.
Order free materials <http://www.ucanquit2.org/campaignmaterials/Default.aspx> such as service specific posters, postcards, and DVDs to use in your tobacco cessation program.
Visit UCanQuit2 on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quit-TobaccoMake-Everyone-Proud/35785677947?v=wall>, MySpace <http://www.myspace.com/ucanquit2>, and Twitter <http://www.twitter.com/ucanquit2>.
Ready2Quit: DoD interactive web-based tobacco cessation program. Ready2Quit can be accessed on any desktop, tablet or mobile device.
- Expert help, tobacco cessation tools, and facts
TRICARE Resources: beneficiaries can receive free tobacco cessation aids, including pharmaceuticals, find info on TRICARE-covered tobacco cessation services, access tobacco cessation coaches, or receive reimbursement for local programs.
TRICARE Quit line: A free telephone support and referral service available 24/7/365. Quitline (Tricare Regions):
|West Region||call 1-866-244-6870|
|South Region||call 1-877-414-9949|
|North Region||call 1-866-459-8766|
TRICARE Tobacco Cessation coverage: up to 18 counseling sessions per quit
attempt. Eligibility: AD, Reservists on orders for 31+ days, reservists
participating in Tricare Reserve Select, dependents of eligible members.
TRICARE covers nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products and other related medications to support efforts to quit tobacco use. These medications are available at military pharmacies and through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery (where available), but not through TRICARE retail outlet locations (civilian pharmacies). Covered NRT medications are available to TRICARE eligible beneficiaries (18 years and older) with a written prescription from their provider. Medicare-eligible beneficiaries are not included in this program. For more information on how to obtain these medications, visit the TRICARE Web site at: http://www.tricare.mil/quittobacco, or call the TRICARE pharmacy information line at 1-877-363-1303.
TRICARE Smoking Cessation Program Medications
Requesting Services or Resources
Related Web Sites
Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Health Promotion Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Health Promotions Program Manager, Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or email at Timothy.M.Merrell@uscg.mil.