Resources to Help You Quit Tobacco
UT Health San Antonio wants to support you in your decision to quit smoking.
Here are some local resources to help you quit now:
Employee Benefits. The UT Select insurance plans from the UT System Office of Employee Benefits now covers tobacco cessation counseling using network providers and nicotine replacement therapy (e.g., patches) or non-nicotine medications with an authorized prescription for $0 co-payment and no deductible. Make an appointment with at UT Physician or visit UT Health San Antonio Wellness 360 (7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, 210-567-2788) to discuss your decision to quit.
Quit-Smoking Classes. UT Medicine hosts smoking cessation classes at 5 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month in Conference Room A at the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive.
Individual Counseling. UT Medicine also offers individual smoking cessation counseling sessions. Consider a visit if you are thinking about stopping, you want to stop smoking, or you have stopped smoking.
Use Text Messages or Facebook Messenger to Quit Smoking. Sign up for the Quitxt program in English (text “iquit” to 844-332-2058; or search QuitxtCommunity on Facebook Messenger and hit "Get Started") or Spanish (text “lodejo” to 844-332-2058; or search QuitxtComunidad on Facebook Messenger and hit "Empezar") and get messages to help you quit smoking. Quitxt, led by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez of UT Health San Antonio with support from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, is a free service with interactive texts and online support that can double your odds of quitting for good!
Here are some additional resources from reputable organizations:
- Get helpful information and tips from the American Cancer Society.
- Download the QuitPal app. Developed by the National Cancer Institute, this app can help you set a quit date, track your smoking habits, visualize how much money you save by quitting, and more.
- Join the online quitting program from the American Lung Association.
- The Yes Quit program can help you become an expert in living tobacco-free with The Four Essential Practices to Quit for Life, available by phone or online.
Quit tobacco today!
UT Health San Antonio wants to support you in your decision to quit smoking!
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