Quit for Life

The Quit For Life® program, brought to you by the American Cancer Society® and Alere Wellbeing, is the nation’s leading tobacco cessation program and available to GW employees, eligible dependents and students.

The program helps participants overcome physical, psychological and behavioral addictions to tobacco through coaching, a customized quitting plan and a supportive online community.

Participants enjoy unlimited access to phone- and web-based coaching, as well as to Web Coach®, an online community for e-learning and social support. They also receive a printed workbook that helps guide them through the quitting process, and complimentary access to the Text2Quit Program (normally $29.99).

The program uses the 4 Essential Practices to Quit For Life:

  • Quit at your own pace – Quit on your own terms, but get the help you need, when you need it.
  • Conquer your urges to smoke – Gain the skills you need to control cravings and urges.
  • Use medications so they really work – Learn how to supercharge your quit attempt with the proper use of nicotine substitutes.
  • Don’t just quit; become a nonsmoker – Once you’ve stopped using tobacco, learn to never again have that “first” cigarette.

By mastering the 4 Essential Practices to Quit For Life, the chance of quitting is eight times more successful than by quitting cold turkey. You or a loved one could be the next person we help quit tobacco. You may qualify for nicotine replacement therapy. The program is free, confidential and works.

Call (866) QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454), or log on to QuitNow for details or to enroll.