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February is National Heart Month. What a great time to quit smoking and to show your heart some love!
When you quit smoking the benefits start right away.
- According to the American Lung Association, twenty minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate begins to return to normal.1
- Anywhere between two weeks to three months after you quit, your risk for heart attack starts to drop. Your lung function also begins to improve.
- One year later, your added risk of heart disease is half that of a smoker’s!
Helping you find the heart to quit
Quit For Life® Quit Coaches are trained and ready to help! Their coaching can inspire you to conquer nicotine addiction for any type of tobacco use. Together, you’ll map out a custom quit plan that’s right for you. Plus, your coach will give you proven methods that include how to:
- Manage your cravings.
- Handle social settings.
- Avoid urges that can stop you from reaching your goal.
Every one-on-one session gives you the skills and positive feedback you need to quit for good. Besides coaching, you’ll gain access to other tools to help you stay tobacco-free, 24/7:
- A step-by-step Quit Guide to help you through your quit process.
- Nicotine substitutes advice, and medications to help you.
- Text2Quit, a service that sends you custom text-message reminders, tips and support.
Please note: Text2Quit is not covered for Medicare members.
- A devoted website with an eLearning page, community chat room and access to a Quit Coach
Eligibility for Health Net members
The Quit For Life program is available for Commercial, Medicare, Cal MediConnect, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) members who are ages 18 and above.
Experience the benefits of quitting for good and living tobacco-free. Enroll in the Quit For Life® program today!
Call 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454) or visit www.quitnow.net to enroll online.
1American Lung Association. (2019). Benefits of Quitting. Retrieved from https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/i-want-to-quit/benefits-of-quitting.html, January 3, 2019.