Monterey County Employee Wellness Program
Published on December 21, 2016. Last modified on December 27, 2018
It’s never too late to quit! Studies show that within 9 months of quitting smoking, shortness of breath and coughing decrease and lungs improve their ability to function. After one year of not smoking, your risk of heart disease will decrease by half and you will save over $2000 per year! See the resources below to learn how you can quit.
MOBILE APPS TO HELP YOU QUIT!
Mobile applications can make quitting more manageable by allowing you to personalize your journey to quit, track your progress and receive daily encouragement. Check out one of these apps to help you reach your health goals! Click each icon for more information.
- Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking
- Secondhand Smoke
- Youth and Tobacco Use
- Flavors Hook Kids
- Its Time to Quit
- Clearing the Air: A Guide to Quitting Smoking
The California Smoker’s Helpline offers self-help materials, referrals to local resources, and telephone counseling. They also have specialized services for teens and pregnant women, as well as for tobacco chewers. All Helpline services are FREE of charge to anyone in California. Visit their website at nobutts.org or call 1-800-NO-BUTTS.
Find out what smoking cessation benefits are included in your health plan. For information regarding smoking cessation programs and products provided under HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM, contact: Anthem Blue Cross: 1-800-759-5758