You CAN quit smoking!
Quitting smoking can be a challenge, but help is available. HPP’s quit-smoking counselors can help and encourage you to stop smoking. Just call our Healthier YOU! hotline at 1-866-500-4571 (TTY/PA RELAY 711) to talk to a counselor.
The Pennsylvania Free Quitline at 1-800-784-8669 can connect you with a smoking cessation counselor 24/7. The Quitline is staffed by trained counselors who coach you on your journey to a tobacco-free lifestyle. After you call, you may be eligible to receive two or more weeks of nicotine replacement therapy.
Studies show that talking to a smoking cessation counselor significantly increases quitting rates compared to minimal or no counseling.
Para Español, marca 1-855-335-3569.
ASQ 華語戒煙專線 / ASQ 华语戒烟专线: 1-800-838-8917
ASQ 한인금연센터: 1-800-556-5564
ASQ Trung Tâm Cai Thuốc Lá Dành Cho Người Việt: 1-800-778-8440
Use your fitness center membership
Regular exercise helps reduce anxiety and avoid weight gain while you’re quitting. Through our fitness center benefit, HPP members can join a participating fitness center throughout the area for free. HPP will pay for the full cost of your membership. Call 1-866-500-4571 to learn more.
Talk to your provider
Your PCP can educate you about the benefits of quitting smoking, and can prescribe you smoking cessation products including nicotine replacement therapies. Many providers are specially trained to help patients quit smoking. Talk to your PCP about your readiness to quit.
Effects of smoking during pregnancy
Pennsylvania’s Free Quitline Pregnancy/Post-Partum Protocol can help pregnant women quit smoking. You will receive coaching during your pregnancy. After you deliver, your coach will help you quit and stay tobacco free. Call 1-800-784-8669 to learn more.
HPP’s Baby Partners counselors provide pregnant members with the help and resources they need to quit. Call 1-866-500-4571 (TTY/ PA RELAY 711) to connect with our Baby Partners team.
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are tobacco products that deliver nicotine through an inhaled aerosol. Like other tobacco products, e-cigarettes contain nicotine and can contain harmful ingredients, which can cause chronic health problems. Teenagers and young adults who use e-cigarettes are encouraged to quit. For more information, visit the CDC’s “Keep Kids E-Cigarette Free” webpage.
Prescription aids to help you quit
Health Partners (Medicaid)’s and Health Partners Medicare’s pharmacy benefits cover smoking cessation prescriptions from a doctor. Over-the-counter medications may be another option. Members should check their plan’s formulary for the most up-to-date drug coverage. The Medicaid formulary and Medicare formularies are available online at any time.
Note: Formularies are subject to change. Please call Member Relations if you have questions about your prescription benefits.
- Healthier YOU!
- Baby Partners
- Pennsylvania Department of Health Tobacco Resources
- American Lung Association; 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)
- Freedom from Smoking
- Smoke Free Philly
- Asian Smokers' Quitline