Stop-Smoking Support

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disability and death. But while many people may know smoking is bad for them and even want to quit, they may not be ready. Clearly, change is difficult.

Stop-Smoking Support from Blue Cross is successful because it works with members wherever they are in their readiness to change. It was developed by a leading expert in readiness to change in health improvement.

Use these materials to let employees know help and support is just a phone call away.

E-mails

Subject: Thinking about quitting smoking? Here’s help just for you. (MS Word) — Explains the Blue Cross approach to helping employees quit tobacco and how to get started.

Handouts / Q&A

Basic Stop-Smoking Support FAQ (PDF) — Common questions about the program. Use as a handout to employees.

Questions and answers about Stop-Smoking Support (MS Word) — Common questions about the program. Use as a handout or link from an e-mail or Intranet article.

Intranet articles

Headline: Stop-Smoking Support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (MS Word) — Explains the Blue Cross approach to helping employees quit tobacco and how to get started.

Letters / memos

Letter to employees (MS Word) — Explains the Blue Cross approach to helping employees quit tobacco and how to get started.

Letter to managers (MS Word) — Explains Stop-Smoking Support to managers so they can answer employees’ questions.

Newsletter articles

Headline: Stop-Smoking Support: Whether you’re ready to quit or not (MS Word) — Explains the Blue Cross approach to helping employees quit tobacco and how to get started.