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Accept the Great American Smokeout Challenge

Quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done. To have the best chance of quitting successfully, you need to know what you're up against, what your options are, and where to go for help.

Below you will find great resources/programs that are available to you:

  1. Get going and find help at the Personal Health Manager. Ready to snuff out the smoking habit? Then it’s time you paid a visit to the Personal Health Manager. It’s your personalized, online support resource that offers you a breath of fresh air when it comes to smoking cessation. With the Personal Health Manager tools, you can:

    • Ask A Life Coach to get support and answers to your smoking-related questions
    • Use My Charts to track your progress along the way
    • Save data and view graphs in Wellness Tools for more detailed information about your success

    Light up your life—not your cigarette—with the Personal Health Manager’s smoking cessation support tools at Blue Access® for Members.

    1. Visit http://bcbstx.com/ut/
    2. Log onto Blue Access
    3. Select Personal Health Manager
    4. From there you can go to: Ask A Life Coach, My Charts and/or Wellness Tools
  2. UT SELECT Any smoking cessation prescription drug products including, but not limited to, nicotine gum and nicotine patches, except as may be provided under the Prescription Drug Program. For more information go to UT SELECT Health Plan Guide, page 10 and 13.
  3. Use UT FLEX for Smoking Cessation Programs "Medical Expense Reimbursement". More information go to UT FLEX http://www.utflex.com.
  4. Sign up to have someone from the American Cancer Society Quitline personally contact you. Read more about this FREE program.

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