Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, October 4, 2010

Two Kick the Habit tobacco treatment programs scheduled for this month

The MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service offers its Kick the Habit tobacco treatment group program to help smokers who want to make a change as the university prepares for its July 2011 elimination of smoking on all campuses.

Two groups will begin in October and others will start monthly beginning in January 2011.

The seven-week Kick the Habit program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date and relapse prevention. The program is free to U-M employees and patients with U-M physician referral. Others pay $100.

The October programs will be in Ann Arbor at 2025 Traverwood, Suite A3 and are scheduled for:

• Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Oct. 6-Nov. 17.
• Mondays, 5-6:30 p.m., Oct. 25-Dec. 6.

Kick the Habit is part of the MHealthy Tobacco Independence Program (MTIP) which offers a $100 before-tax incentive to benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their enrolled spouses or Other Qualified Adult (OQA) dependents who complete the program and the MTIP intake phone call. (Note: Employees who received a $100 MHealthy Rewards incentive are not eligible for the MTIP incentive, but they can still receive the $100 incentive for their spouse or OQA.)

For more information or to sign up, call 734-998-6222 or visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco.