Smoking Cessation Events
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the Great American Smokeout. For smokers, we hope you can use this date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. For non-smokers, we hope you can help a friend, family member or colleague quit smoking. The Great American Smokeout challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay tobacco-free.
If you are a Cigna participant, there are resources to help you, including counselors on call. There is also an online coaching program, My Health Assistant, which is fun, flexible, personalized and can provide the guidance you need to reach your goals. There are also interactive tools which can help you determine if you are ready to quit smoking, how much smoking is costing you, how smoking is affecting your lifespan, etc. For more information, please go to myCigna.com and enter your login and password.
Watch for a communication coming from Human Resources, inviting you to participate in the smokeout (whether you use tobacco or not). You may even win a prize! Get ready, get set, and go Pace Yourself to Wellness today! If you have any questions, please contact Karen Buckwald, Director of HR Initiatives, at email@example.com.