Emory recognizes that quitting tobacco use can be a significant personal challenge, and that tobacco-cessation programs are an integral component in implementing this policy.
In order for tobacco-users to avoid the University’s new $50 per person monthly surcharge on medical contributions for faculty, staff and their covered spouses/same-sex domestic partners, the following Emory-approved tobacco-cessation programs apply:
Quit for Life (personalized 12 month program with scheduled phone calls and unlimited web support);
Get Quit Plan (Pfizer) (personalized online support for one year with Chantix); and
Freedom from Smoking (eight week facilitated tobacco cessation class).
To encourage tobacco cessation, Emory is currently offering its tobacco cessation programs free of charge to both University and Healthcare employees and their spouses/SSDPs. For a comparison of each of these tobacco cessation programs, click here.
Those tobacco users who enroll in one of the Emory-approved programs to avoid the $50 per person monthly surcharge, must also complete and return the Certification Regarding Tobacco Use Form to the Benefits Department.
In addition to tobacco-cessation programs, Emory provides ‘Tier Zero’ brand prescription medications covered at 100% for tobacco addiction.
Finally, the Education, Promotion and Cessation committee of the Tobacco Free Task Force drafted a report based on their research on how to promote cessation at Emory.