Did you know regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some forms of cancer and depression?
Did you know that the moment you quit smoking, the air around you immediately improves? That means it’s no longer harmful to those around you – such as your spouse and children (even your pets!).
When it’s time to quit, TeamstersCare can provide you with the support you need to succeed. First, we’ll help you develop a plan of action, which will include setting a start date, building a support system and determining if a nicotine replacement medication is right for you.
- If you have a partner or friend who smokes, ask them to quit with you. This support can make it easier for you both to quit successfully.
- With no long-term studies proving their safety, we recommend thinking twice before using e-cigarettes as a “safer” alternative to smoking. Instead, consider Chantix or Zyban, both of which are covered by your TeamstersCare benefit.
- Replacing cigarettes with a healthy alternative, such as a new hobby or exercise, can be a great way to keep your mind off smoking.
- The Employee Assistance Program is here to help! If you have questions or want support, contact our smoking cessation coaches at 1-800-851-8326.