Kick the Nicotine Habit!
Quitting is hard, but Capital BlueCross is committed to providing the right resources so that you can win the fight to go tobacco-free! Nicotine is an addictive and dangerous drug. It doesn't matter what form it is used in (cigarettes, cigars, pipes or chewing tobacco), nicotine affects the user's lifestyle and environment while dramatically increasing his or her risk of developing heart disease, lung disease, and cancer.
Quitting smoking now can significantly decrease your chances of acquiring these chronic diseases in the future. If you're ready to quit, we're here to assist.
Tip Sheets & Brochures
In an effort to help you succeed with nicotine cessation, the PA Quitline provides free help through specially trained counselors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
PA Residents: 1.800.784.8669 (1.800.QUIT.NOW)
Non-PA Residents: 1.877.937.7848 (1.877.YES.QUIT)
The nicotine addiction battle is a 24 hour a day effort. That's why you will appreciate around-the-clock access to our 1.800.452.BLUE (2583) to speak directly to a registered nurse or access recorded health information on
more than 1,100 health topics including:
- Smoking: How to Quit
- Weight Control While Quitting Smoking
- Smokeless Tobacco
- Smoking and Cancer
- Smoking Risks Quiz
- Smoking and Your Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Tobacco Information and Prevention Source
- National Cancer Institute - Tobacco and Cancer
- Quitnet - Online Support Network
- American Lung Association - Stop Smoking
- American Cancer Society - Guide to Quitting Smoking
- Nicotine Anonymous
On behalf of Capital BlueCross, the American Cancer Society® assists in the administration of the nicotine cessation program. The American Cancer Society is an independent organization.
The information provided is meant for a general audience. It is not a substitute for services or advice received from your health care providers who are the only ones that can diagnose and treat your individual medical conditions. Capital BlueCross and its affiliated companies believe this health education resource provides useful information but do not assume any liability associated with its use. If you have any questions about the information, please contact your health care provider. Individual coverage for any services that may be discussed in this resource depends on your benefits plan. To determine coverage for any health care service, please refer to your Certificate of Coverage or Evidence of Coverage or call Customer Service at the toll-free number on your Member identification card.