Health & Wellness

Stop-Smoking Support

Kick the habit for good

You can use Stop-Smoking Support whether or not you’re ready to quit. It’s easy, it’s confidential and it works.

It all begins with a phone call

Your personalized program begins when you call us, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. CT, seven days a week. Call toll free 1-888-662-BLUE (2583) or enroll online ExternalLink to get started.

In just 15 minutes, a Quit Coach will develop a quit plan with you, based on how long you’ve been smoking and any experiences you’ve had trying to quit. When you’re ready, you’ll schedule brief phone calls at times that work for you. Plus, you can call anytime for additional support.

Additional support you’ll receive

After your first call, you’ll get a series of quit guides in the mail with tips for sticking with your plan and dealing with stress and cravings. Worried about weight gain? Weight Coaches offer up to three optional coaching calls with your Quit Coach calls. You can also use the interactive Web Coach to help you track your progress between calls once you’ve started the program.

Quit aids can help, too

If you want to use a quit aid (patch, gum or lozenge), your Quit Coach will help you figure out which would work best for you and walk you through how to use it. Call the customer service number on the back of your member ID card to find out about coverage for any quit aids.

Stop-Smoking Support services are offered without charge to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Blue Plus members through a contractual agreement with Alere Wellbeing, Inc., an independent company that provides stop-smoking programs. Stop-smoking medications are subject to health plan coverage.