Quit For Life
While everyone knows the dangers of smoking, only a smoker knows how difficult it is to stop using tobacco for good.
Still, the fact remains that quitting is the single most important change you can make for your health. It's so important, in fact, that the Carpenters Health and Security Plan offers a best-in-class program to help you quit, and it will cost you nothing out of pocket to participate. Even more, this program covers the cost of nicotine replacement supplies and medications.
But don't try the program just because it won't cost you anything. Try it because its success rate (the percentage of people who participate and actually quit) is among the highest in its category.
Appropriately enough, the program is called Quit For Life. It's highly effective in helping people quit because it combines counseling and medication support to address the psychological, behavioral and physical dimensions of tobacco addiction.
- Counseling: "Don't do it alone" is the number-one rule for quitting tobacco. That's why Quit For Life matches you up with a Quit Coach with 240 hours of training in cognitive behavioral therapy. Your Quit Coach will help you identify destructive thought patterns and situational triggers that create your desire to smoke. All counseling sessions are conducted over the phone. You'll receive up to five counseling sessions, about one per month, arranged around your schedule. You'll also have unlimited, toll-free access to a Quit Coach any time you need help getting through a tough time.
- Medication: Tobacco dependence is a physical addiction, so it makes good sense to incorporate a medicinal solution to the problem. Nicotine replacement and medication can supercharge your attempt to quit. And here's something else that's really sensible: As a Carpenters Health and Security Plan participant, you'll pay nothing out of pocket for nicotine gum and patches. If you want to try a prescription medication, you'll get that without paying a copay--but you'll need to have your doctor write the prescription.
The Quit For Life combination of counseling and medication is more effective than either therapy by itself. In fact, Quit for Life has an independently verified quit rate of 43%, which positions it in the top tier of smoking cessation programs.
Quit for Life gives you the knowledge, behavioral strategies and cognitive skills to successfully quit tobacco for good. When you're ready to Quit For Life, call 1-866-784-8454 toll free. You can also sign up online at www.quitnow.net/ctww.
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