Get Help to Stop Smoking
Quitting smoking is hard. Your odds of succeeding will increase if
you have support. The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line and First Breath
offer free help for BadgerCare Plus and SSI Managed Care members who smoke and want to quit. They may also pay for time
spent in activities that are part of the program.
To start your quit smoking journey, call the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line
at 1-800-QUIT NOW today for free, professional help. If you are
pregnant and need help quitting smoking, call 1-800-448-5148 or visit
http://www.wwhf.org/programs/firstbreath/women/ (exit DHS).
What kind of help can I get?
Through the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line, eligible BadgerCare Plus and SSI Managed Care members who smoke
Through the First Breath Program, pregnant women who have smoked anytime in the past
six months may get:
How do I find out if I'm eligible?
Striving to Quit: You may be eligible for Striving to Quit if
you are a BadgerCare Plus or SSI Managed Care member who smokes.
Call 1-800-QUIT NOW to find out more.
First Breath: Call the First Breath Program at
1-800-448-5148 to find out if you are eligible.
Why quit smoking?
There are lots of good reasons to quit smoking, but here are a few to
- Money -- Smoking one pack a day costs more than $2,500 a year.
- Illness -- Smoking is bad for your health and those around you.
- Loneliness -- More people and more places are going smoke-free.
- Your Family -- Secondhand smoke hurts kids. And if you're
pregnant, quitting smoking gives your baby a head start to a
For additional inspiration, check out these resources or contact your HMO.
If you have a specific question, let us know at
Striving to Quit Community Poster
(PDF, 2 MB)
Striving to Quit Spanish Language Community
Poster (PDF, 2 MB)
First Breath Community Poster
(PDF, 1.7 MB)
First Breath Spanish Language Community Poster
(PDF, 1.7 MB)
Striving to Quit "Destini" TV Ad (QuickTime,
Striving to Quit "Anthem" TV Ad (QuickTime, 1,941
Striving to Quit Spanish Language "Fairy Tale"
TV Ad (QuickTime, 3,104 KB)
Quit Poster (PDF, 508 KB)
Striving to Quit Information Card
(PDF, 556 KB)
April 18, 2014