Great American Smokeout
About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. As of 2013, there were also 12.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and over 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.
By quitting — even for one day — you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life — one that can lead to reducing your cancer risk. It’s a race for your health, and it starts today. Today’s the day that quitters win.
Resources for quitting:
UMB offers associates numerous resources to help you kick the habit.
- UMB Wellness Coach- Michelle Riley with Wellness Coaches USA is our UMB wellness coach who can work with you one on one toward your goal to quit smoking through WCUSA’s cessation program.
- Cigna’s Quit Today Tobacco Cessation program- working with a Cigna coach either telephonically with the Integrated Personal Health Team (IPHT) or online (www.mycigna.com; Manage My Health), Cigna offers you the guidance to achieve your cessation goals.
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy for You from Cigna Healthy Rewards
- UMB’s Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement Program- In an effort to further promote cessation, UMB offers a reimbursement to offset the expense of any tobacco cessation program requiring a cost to participate. UMB will reimburse up to $50 upon the successful completion of the paid program of the associate’s choice and is limited to one reimbursement per associate.
- QuitNet– a digital cessation resource that can provide a self-guided path to quitting but offers support from an online community of users who are going through the same journey.
- State Quitlines- many states have a cessation resource sponsored by the state’s health department.