Get Help to Stop Smoking
Quitting smoking is hard. Your odds of succeeding will increase if you
have support. Wisconsin Medicaid has special programs to help
BadgerCare Plus and SSI Managed Care members stop smoking. The
Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line and First Breath offer free help to
individuals who smoke and want to quit. They may also pay for time
spent in activities that are part of the program.
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
Your Family — Secondhand smoke hurts
kids. And if you're pregnant, quitting smoking gives your baby a
head start to a healthier life.
What kind of help
can I get?
Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line, eligible BadgerCare Plus and SSI Managed Care members who smoke
Through the First Breath Program, eligible pregnant BadgerCare
Plus and SSI Managed Care smokers who have smoked anytime in the past
six months may get:
How do I find out
if I'm eligible?
If you are a
BadgerCare Plus or SSI Managed Care member who smokes, call 1-800-QUIT
NOW to find out if you are eligible for Striving to Quit.
If you are a BadgerCare Plus or SSI Managed Care member who is pregnant and has
smoked anytime in the past six months, call the First Breath Program at
1-800-448-5148 to find out if you are eligible for Striving to Quit.
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March 18, 2014