American Lung Association – Freedom From Smoking®
MercyCare Health Plans has partnered with the American Lung Association to bring our members Freedom From Smoking® Plus at no cost. Freedom From Smoking® Plus is an online program designed by American Lung Association for adults who want to quit smoking. The program teaches skills and techniques that are proven to help smokers quit. These skills are taught over nine sessions, divided into three parts. Over several weeks you will follow a flexible schedule to ensure you have the right support and information at the right time in your quit process. Below are brief descriptions of what to expect in each part of the program.
Part 1: Getting Ready
Sessions 1-4: You’ll build your motivation to quit. You’ll work to understand your own relationship with tobacco and make a plan to quit.
Part 2: Taking Action
Session 5: This is your Quit Day! You’ll have a plan and support to help you say goodbye to tobacco for good.
Part 3: Staying Smokefree
Sessions 6-9: You’ll learn strategies for getting through the first, most difficult days after quitting – and how to stay smokefree.
Freedom From Smoking® Plus is an online program. All you need to complete this program is a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Support from American Lung Association tobacco cessation counselors is available by phone at the Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872). Once you enroll, you will also have access to a chat room, web links, and many other resources.
Ready to Quit?
To enroll call MercyCare customer service at (800) 895-2421 or the MercyCare Health Plans Health and Wellness Educator at (608) 314-2318 to receive your online access code.