Partners in Helping You Quit
Are you interested in cutting back or quitting tobacco or vape use?
Partners in Helping You Quit (PiHQ) Employee Smoking Cessation Program offers free tobacco treatment coaching and help getting stop-smoking medication for employees, spouses, and adult dependents. A tobacco treatment coach helps smokers make a plan and provides guidance through the process of cutting down and becoming tobacco free.
PiHQ offers biweekly phone calls for 12 weeks, followed by monthly calls for 12 months. Counseling is individualized and conducted by phone and email for convenience. Counseling is customized, private and confidential. Early morning and evening hours are available; no office visits required.
In addition, Partners health insurance covers any FDA-approved stop-smoking medication – with a prescription from a healthcare provider. The benefit covers the generic nicotine patch, lozenge, gum, or inhaler, as well as Bupropion and Chantix. Employees do not have to be enrolled in the PiHQ program to take advantage of the medication benefit, but stop smoking medication is much more effective when combined with the support of a tobacco coach. For additional information, call PiHQ at 617-724-2205, or email PIHQ@partners.org.
For more information or to discuss smoking cessation please contact Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.
In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service.
This content was last modified on: 03/27/2020