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Tobacco Cessation

Get the tools to quit and receive tobacco cessation drugs at no cost.

Quit with Blue

If quitting tobacco is on your to-do list, Blue Cross and Blue Shield can help you put an action plan together with simple and easy-to-use tools.

Mark your calendar

Find a low-stress period to set your quit date, avoiding holidays and major life events. This will give you time to prepare and set yourself up for success.

Find out what makes you tick

What’s your motivation to quit tobacco? It can be as simple as having more energy or keeping up with family. Create a list of things that matter to you to help you stay on track.

Learn about your medical benefits

Smoking and tobacco cessation coverage extends beyond prescription medications. Your benefits also include educational classes and programs that can provide the tools and support you need on your path to becoming tobacco-free. Review the benefits comparison chart for more information.

Visit your physician

Talk to your doctor about medications that can help you quit smoking and tobacco as well as local programs and resources that can provide support.

Get tobacco cessation drugs at no cost

You may be eligible to receive certain smoking and tobacco cessation medications at no charge to you. Learn more about these benefits and programs.

Put your friends and family on notice

The support of your loved ones and colleagues can make all the difference. Ask those around you to help you become tobacco-free by maintaining a trigger-free home and offering healthy distractions when an urge strikes.

Helpful resources

Online Health Coach

Tracking your activities is an important part of learning how to become tobacco-free. This will help you determine the activities that trigger your cravings. The Online Health Coach can help you manage common triggers such as stress, certain foods and emotions. Work with the Online Health Coach to start your Quit Plan and reach all of your health goals. can help you or someone you care about quit smoking. The information and assistance available on its website can support your immediate and long-term needs as you become and remain tobacco-free.

Be Tobacco Free provides access to U.S. government information on tobacco-related topics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have partnered to review content on this website.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is working to strengthen laws and policies that protect everyone from secondhand smoke and stop young people from taking up smoking. They also provide smoking cessation programs and a variety of options to help you quit for good.