Your Role in Helping Patients Quit
Nearly 70% of smokers think about quitting each year (CDC). Your advice is a patient’s number one motivator, wherever they are on the path to quitting. By advising your tobacco-using patients to quit at every visit, you’ll make an impact on their health and the health of those around them. We’ll help you have those conversations.
Services We Provide
802Quits helps you offer patients free, comprehensive cessation resources, including nicotine replacement therapy and cessation support in-person, by phone or online.
Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Benefits
In Vermont, low-income or disabled individuals up to 138 percent of federal poverty level are covered by Medicaid and qualify for tobacco cessation as a preventive service. This includes:
- 4 sessions of individual, group and phone counseling
- 90 days of all 7 FDA-approved smoking cessation medications including Chantix®
- 2 quit attempts per year
- No prior authorization for treatments
- No co-pay
Provider Voice: Supportive and Caring
Dr. Walter Gundel, Cardiologist, discusses the importance of a simple patient referral to 802Quits. (0:00:30)