Tobacco Cessation

WELLNESS WORKS! has partnered with Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (BVCASA) to offer BVCASA FREE Smoking Cessation Assistance for faculty and staff.

Smoking Cessation Resources:

Infographic: smoking rates in US hit all-time low

Blue Cross Blue Shield A&M Care Health Plan Participants

  • Nicotine replacement prescription medication at no cost, WITH a prescription

    Nicotrol NS (nasal spray) 90-day supply in a 365-day period
    Nicotrol Inhaler 90-day supply in a 365-day period
    Zyban* 90-day supply in a 365-day period
    Nicorette Gum/Lozenge 90-day supply in a 365-day period
    Nicotine patches 90-day supply in a 365-day period
    Chantix 180-day supply in a 720-day period

    *Requires preauthorization with Medco; call (800) 753-2851

  • Online Tobacco Cessation through Personal Health Manager at www.bcbstx.com
    1. Log in to your BC/BS account
    2. Choose Personal Health Manager
    3. Select Stop Smoking
    4. Enroll in online program
  • Individual counseling sessions available through Blue Care Connections Life Style Management at (866) 412-8795, option 2
    1. Initial enrollment call takes approximately 15–20 minutes
    2. Assigned personal counselor to counsel individually through the quit process
  • Additional online information, tips and resources under My Health tab under the topic "smoking cessation"

Employee Assistance Program (EAP for employees and eligible dependents)

Student Health Services (for student employees)

  • Access to health information and tobacco cessation resources from Health Education
  • Individual counseling sessions following a structured tobacco cessation program
  • Student Health Services  (979) 458-8322

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

American Cancer Society

  • On-line web coach to help develop a quit plan
  • Some eligibility to nicotine replacement and individual counseling sessions for those uninsured or pregnant; call to confirm eligibility at (877) YES-QUIT (937-7842)

American Lung Association

Lung Helpline: (800) LUNG-USA (586-4872)

National Cancer Institute (SmokeFree.gov)

  • LiveHelp instant messaging Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. eastern time
  • Tobacco Cessation counselors Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. eastern time, (877) 44U-QUIT (448-7848)

Other Online Resources