JHU supports a culture of health and wellness. Most health experts agree that quitting smoking is one of the best ways to improve your overall health and reduce your risk for many serious health conditions and disease.
When it comes to quitting smoking, you're not alone. There are many free resources available to provide you with the guidance and advice you need to kick the habit for good. For example:
Maryland Quitline. Call and talk with a tobacco quit counselor, sign up for the organization's free program, receive free quit smoking aids, and find out what else is available to you near work or at home. To get started, visit the smokingstopshere.com website or call 800-QUIT-NOW.
SmokeFree.Gov. Visit the smokefree.gov website to take quizzes, get healthy eating tips, find apps for your smartphone, and more to help you or someone you love quit smoking.
Freedom From Smoking. Want to quit, but don't have the time to attend a live class? Try Freedom From Smoking Online and quit at your own pace. There is a small fee for this online service.
Your JHU Medical Plan. Additionally, your JHU medical plan supports your effort to quit. Depending on the plan in which you're enrolled, you have a resource available at little or no cost to you. To learn more about the services provided to you, contact your medical plan.
We hope you seriously consider this opportunity to start living smoke-free and see the health benefits.