Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, December 16, 2011

Free tobacco treatment programs get under way in January

 

The MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service is offering two free, seven-week tobacco treatment groups in January:

• Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 9, noon-1 p.m., University Health Service, Meeting Room 1

• Mondays, beginning Jan. 16, 5:30-7 p.m., 2025 Traverwood, Suite A3

Participants can learn about preparing to quit, how quitting affects their body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date and relapse prevention.

Through the MHealthy Tobacco Independence Program, benefits-eligible employees and enrolled spouses or OQAs may qualify to receive coverage for generic over-the-counter tobacco treatment products (with $5 co-pay per one-month supply), as well as a $100 before-tax incentive for completing the program.

To register, call 734-998-6222 or go to www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco.