Quitting Smoking

Freedom From Smoking® is a program offered by the American Lung Association. Although the first steps can be hard, finding your path to a smokefree life is easier with the right help. The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking program is a proven way to quit smoking—and stay quit—even if you’ve tried before and went back to smoking.

Smokefree.gov was created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute. It provides free, accurate, up to date information and professional help to support your immediate and long-term needs to quit smoking.

Tobacco Cessation Helplines

There is a tobacco cessation Helpline available to you to help you with quitting tobacco use.  Ask your provider to refer you to QuitWorks. Or you can call the Helpline in your state directly at 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669) to verify eligibility for the program.

Services include:

  • Free smoking cessation telephone-based counseling sessions
  • Free educational materials and online resources

Massachusetts Residents:

  • Website:  http://makesmokinghistory.org/
  • Massachusetts Smokers’ Helpline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
  • Spanish: 1-800-8-DÉJALO (1-800-833-5256)
  • TTY/TDD:  1-888-229-2182

Rhode Island Residents:

  • Website:  http://www.quitnowri.com/
  • RI Smokers’ Helpline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
  • Spanish: 1-800-8-DÉJALO (1-800-833-5256)
  • TTY/TDD: 1-800-TDD-1477 or 1-800-833-14

Coverage for Smoking Cessation Counseling Services

Commercial Plans: Members in MA and RI (purchased individually or through an employer) 

Smoking cessation counseling services are covered in full with no cost share for most members. Services include individual, group, and telephonic smoking cessation counseling.

Please check your plan benefits for more information.

Coverage for Prescription Smoking Cessation Medications

Commercial Plans: Members in MA and RI (purchased individually or through an employer) 

If your plan includes Tufts Health Plan’s pharmacy benefit, the following smoking cessation prescription drugs are covered with no cost share for most members:

  • Buproban™
  • Bupropion SR
  • Chantix®
  • Nicotrol® Inhaler
  • Nicotrol® NS Spray
  • Zyban® (bupropion)

Please check your plan benefits for more information.

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Smoking Cessation Products

Commercial Plans: Members in MA and RI (purchased individually or through an employer) 

Over-the-counter smoking cessation products (such as gums, lozenges, and patches) may be covered in full for most members with Tufts Health Plan’s pharmacy benefit, with a valid prescription from your provider, at the time of your purchase.

Please check your plan benefits for more information.

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