Tobacco is a powerful addiction, and the company offers multiple options to help employees and spouses beat the habit. The health and safety of our employees and their families are of the utmost importance to us.
Quit for Life
Quit for Life is the only tobacco-cessation vendor endorsed by the American Cancer Society. The program has helped more than one million tobacco users make a plan to quit.
Quit for Life uses a number of behavioral strategies in an easy-to-follow "Quitting Plan" to help you live without tobacco (cigarettes or smokeless tobacco). The plan features:
- Phone-based cognitive behavioral coaching
- Web-based learning and support tools
- Medication support
To enroll in the Quit for Life program, contact a representative at 1.866.QUIT.4.LIFE (1-866-784-8454) or www.quitnow.net.
The Healthy for Life portal offers a series of Breathe Easy webinars to help individuals kick the habit. To complete the program, participants must complete a total of six webinars and complete the survey after each webinar. Once all six webinars and surveys are completed (along with one exit survey), individuals will be awarded points. Each webinar ranges from six minutes to 11 minutes in length.
Employees and spouses with medical insurance through LG&E and KU can receive FDA-approved nicotine replacement medications (Chantix, Zyban and Bupropion) through Express Scripts (covered with no out-of-pocket costs). Contact your medical care provider for more details.