Smoking Cessation Resources

Washington University enthusiastically supports any employee’s decision to quit smoking. To help you make a successful quit attempt, we encourage you to seek out support from the free resources below. These tools can help you identify an effective quit strategy and enhance your confidence in changing your behavior.

WebMD Lifestyle Coaching
Login and complete your confidential Health Assessment. Upon completion, you can schedule a call with a WebMD Health Coach to discuss your desire to quit smoking as part of an overall commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Work-Life Solutions Employee Assistance Program
Phone: 1-844-365-4587
Confidential telephonic support for anxiety, depression and stress (Web ID: WASHU)

American Cancer Society
Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345
Guide to Quitting Smoking

American Lung Association
Phone: 1-800-LUNG-USA

Missouri Quit Line
Phone: 1-800-QuitNow

EX: Relearn Life Without Cigarettes


With a physician’s prescription, all FDA approved smoking cessation products are covered at 100% for participants age 18 and older who are enrolled in a Washington University health plan.  This includes:

  • Nicotine transdermal (generics and brand Nicoderm CQ)
  • Nicotine polacrilex (gum/lozenges) – (generics and brands Commit, Thrive, and Nicorette)
  • Nicotine Nasal Spray (Nicotrol HS)
  • Nicotine Inhalation System (Nicotrol Inhaler)
  • Bupropion HCI sustained-release 150 mg (generics and brand Zyban)
  • Varenicline (Chantix)
  •  For more information, refer to your Express Scripts plan benefits on the HR website.