How to Quit Smoking - Resources + Tools

Tufts Health Public Plans

Freedom From Smoking® Online is a program offered by the American Lung Association. It provides tools and techniques that may help your patients successfully stop smoking. Move through the educational modules at your own pace and reach out to others to build an online support system. 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 help with quitting tobacco use. Tufts Health Plan members should ask their provider to refer them to QuitWorks. Or members can call the Helpline in their 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:

  • 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:

  • 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

Over-the-counter Smoking Cessation Products

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 the plan benefits for more information.