Support for reducing dependency on tobacco and smoking

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the world. Quitting smoking may be the single most important step you can take for improving your overall health, but it can be hard. In these anxious times, you may find yourself smoking more cigarettes, using more dip or snuff, or even puffing on your vape pen more than you used to. You may have even started using tobacco again after quitting.

Are you ready to kick that smoking habit in the "butt" or to the curb? Hoos Well offers free, nonjudgmental support -- including phone-based coaching, ongoing virtual support, and free nicotine replacement therapies and medication -- through partnerships with Quit for Life and RedBrick Health.

Resources to help you kick the habit

  • Phone-Based Coaching

    UVA employees and spouses on the UVA Health Plan and registered in the Hoos Well portal can access tobacco cessation coaching through RedBrick Health. Your experienced coach will partner with you to develop an individualized quit plan, uncover inspiring insights, resolve ambivalence toward change, discover personally meaningful motivators for lasting change, explore tobacco-related routines and triggers, address barriers to quitting (such as weight gain or difficulty coping with stressful situations) and co-create relevant, attainable goals unique to your lifestyle.

    Schedule your coaching appointment today
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

    Using NRT can increase the chances of quitting tobacco by two times or more, so you and tobacco cessation coach may decide to include NRT in your individualized quit plan. Your coach will screen you for potential contraindications and if appropriate, order a supply (free to you) of nicotine patches, gum and/or lozenges. Your coach will also discuss with you the various prescription medications that are used for tobacco cessation, along with their potential benefits and risks.

    Get started today
  • Quit for Life®

    Using proven techniques tested over 25 years, the evidence-based Quit for Life® program has helped millions of people and it can help you too. Get started today, and connect 1:1 with a Quit Coach® who can help you beat urges, manage withdrawal symptoms and switch up your habits so you can enjoy life tobacco-free. Coaching calls, a mobile app, Text2Quit, and emails support are also available. To get started, click below or call 866.784.8454.

    Sign up today
  • Tobacco cessation Journeys in the Hoos Well portal

    UVA employees and spouses on the UVA Health Plan can earn rewards for participating in Journeys (online, self-directed learning modules) in the Hoos Well portal. Topics include “Ready, Set, Stop Smoking,” “Smokeless Tobacco Takedown,” and “Stay on Track, Stay Quit”

    Start your Journey today

16.4 %

of Virginia adults are smokers

74.2 %

of Virginia smokers want to quit completely

5.7 %

of UVA staff report using tobacco products (2018)