Get Help to Stop Smoking
Quitting smoking is hard. Your odds of succeeding
will increase if you have support. Striving to Quit is a special
program to find out how to help BadgerCare Plus and SSI Managed Care members stop smoking.
It offers free help to individuals who smoke and want to quit. It
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.
inspiration, check out these resources or contact your HMO.
If you have a specific question, let us know at
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)
Striving to Quit First Breath Palm Card (PDF,
(PDF, 508 KB)
Striving to Quit Info Card
(PDF, 556 KB)
Striving to Quit First Breath Postcard
(PDF, 5 MB)
Striving to Quit
First Breath Counties Map
(PDF, 39 KB)
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July 15, 2013