Ready to quit smoking? CHPS offers tobacco cessation program

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — There has never been a better time to quit tobacco. Civilian Health Promotion Services is now offering a new tobacco cessation program to help individuals who are ready to quit smoking.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or one of every five deaths. Tobacco users who quit greatly reduce their risk for disease and premature death, improve their health and quality of life, and increase their life expectancy.

The CHPS tobacco cessation program is free for participants. Program components include:

• Attending the CHPS class on Introduction to Tobacco Cessation

• Learn about tobacco cessation counseling services through the Employee Assistance Program

• Awareness of tobacco cessation benefits through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

• All FEHB plans offer 100% coverage of tobacco cessation treatment options.

• Signing-up for a telephonic counseling session

• Options available for four weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy

For more information, visit http://www.AFMCwellness.com or call the Hill AFB CHPS team at 801-586-9586.

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