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Quitting tobacco

Thinking about quitting tobacco? It's not easy, but it's doable. Here's a little motivation for you.

What happens to your body when you quit smoking

How long does it take your lungs to recover from years of breathing in tobacco smoke, for example? Find out here.

Talk with a nurse case manager about quitting

If you need extra help - perhaps because you are dealing with additional health risks - a case manager will help you:

  • Send you educational materials
  • Work with your doctor if necessary
  • Answer questions and offer support
    Contact a nurse now.

Help when you log in to your account online

As a Priority Health member, you have access to more information online when you're logged in to your Priority Health account. In addition to your claims history and benefits, you can use:

  • The WebMD® Lifestyle Improvement Program: Smoking Cessation. This online program gives you the information and encouragement you'll need, step by step, to be able to quit. Go to the program now (you'll be asked to log in to your online account first).
  • An online health risk appraisal questionnaire you fill out to get a free, private report of your health risks and what you can do to change them. Take the appraisal now. (You'll be asked to log in.)
  • Your Personal Health Record, which lists checkups and screenings you might need.

Drugs your plan will pay for to help you quit smoking

If you have prescription drug coverage, Priority Health covers both prescription and over-the-counter drugs for up to 12 weeks to help you stop smoking (over-the-counter drugs are not covered for Medicare members). Prescription drugs include bupropion (generic Zyban), Chantix, Nicotrol Inhaler and Nicotrol Nasal Spray. Over-the-counter products include generic nicotine replacement gums, lozenges and patches. After three months, you'll need an authorization from Priority Health to continue with these products.

More help in your community

Get more information about tobacco cessation resources in your community and on the Web.
Visit our Quitting Resources pages.

  • Free information and educational materials are available from the Michigan Tobacco Quitline, 800 480-QUIT (800 480-7848). You can request specialized information for pregnant, teen and Spanish-speaking patients when you call.

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Last modified: 7/12/2013
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