Free Personalized Smoking Cessation Program for BMC Employees!
Deciding to quit smoking is the first and most important step on the path toward a healthier life. At BMC, we understand the benefits of having personal support as you quit, so we’ve developed a special program just for employees. Boston Medical Center, in partnership with Vincere Health, gives you the supportive care to quit smoking and live a healthier life. Download the brochure.
About the Program
This six-month program takes an individualized approach. A tobacco treatment specialist will work with you to create a personalized quit plan that will guide you on your tobacco-free journey. There will be three confidential and personalized one-on-one sessions, all scheduled at a time and BMC location convenient to you, as well as ongoing coaching and support as needed. Staying tobacco-free for six months predicts long term success!
Your participation in this program will not be documented in EPIC and will be kept confidential.
It Pays to Be a Quitter!
Employees who complete the personalized three-step program will receive rewards for their hard work! Your tobacco trained counselor will review the financial incentives for participating in this program.
E-cigarettes are devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales. The liquid usually has nicotine and flavoring in it, and other additives. The use of e-cigarettes has increased in recent years, and is now understood to have unexpected detrimental health effects, especially in teenagers where their brain is still developing.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 800-327-1850
A certified tobacco counselor can provide telephonic counseling, an individualized plan, and techniques and strategies to quit smoking for good. The EAP has a number of tools, articles, and support to educate you on the dangers of smoking & vaping to help you or a family member quit.
Health Plans Inc. – Achieve Health: 866-324-4635
Achieve Health, HPI’s telephonic health coaching program, offers free and confidential support to health plan members to help you make and stick with lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking.
BMC Family Medicine – Acupuncture: 617-414-2080
BMC Family Medicine provides evidenced-based smoking cessation with a three to five point ear acupuncture treatment called the NADA protocol. This service is covered under the BMC Select medical plan.
- Know the Risks: www.e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov
- CDC: www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html
- National Cancer Institute: www.smokefree.gov
- Nicotine Anonymous: www.nicotine-anonymous.org
- NCI QuitPal: a free smart phone app that supports trying to quit smoking
- Youth/Teen Smoking Cessation: teen.smokefree.gov; www.cdc.gov/tobacco/youth/index.htm; tobaccofreekids.org