Smoking Cessation

A tobacco cessation program is available to UVA employees, their spouses and dependents over the age of 18 who participate in the UVa Health Plan.

Free & Clear’s Quit for Life Program offers a proven path to becoming nicotine free. Nationally, nearly half of the smokers who have used the program are successful in quitting smoking. Whether you have smoked for six months or 30 years or longer, help is available.

Quitting smoking offers immediate health benefits. No more "morning cough" or wheezing up the stairs. Your risk of cancer and heart disease is reduced. You will feel better and save money at the same time - over $2,000 a year for a heavy smoker.

It is not easy to quit smoking. But if you are among the 70 percent of smokers who want to quit, Quit For Life "coaches" are ready to help you succeed.

Services provided to those who enroll in the Quit for Life Program include:

  • Up to 5 proactive counseling calls and, for 12 months, unlimited inbound calls to Quit Coaches for additional support (Quit Coach hours are available 7 days a week from 8am EST – 3am EST (19 hours per day)).

  • Personalized quit plan developed by each participant with his/her Quit Coach.

  • Lifetime access to Web Coach which offers participants a suite of interactive features, evidence-based content, and social forums.

  • Assistance selecting a tobacco cessation support medication. Free & Clear will deliver the patch or gum directly to participants’ homes at no additional cost.

  • A series of stage-based printed quit guides mailed directly to participants’ homes.

Enroll in the Quit for Life Program by calling 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454) or visiting the Quit for Life website. A registration specialist will verify eligibility to enroll and transfer you to a quit coach for an initial intervention.