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Tobacco Cessation Program

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Quit for Good is a free, course-based tobacco cessation program offered to all MCPS employees, retirees, and their spouses regardless of medical plan membership. The program consists of once-a-week classes led by a nurse practitioner with assistance from Kaiser Permanente clinicians and health experts. Discussions focus on the skills necessary to successfully live tobacco-free. Learn more about the topics covered during classes.

Tobacco-user Surcharge Waiver Option

By enrolling in and completing the Quit for Good program, employees, retirees, and their spouses can avoid paying a tobacco-user surcharge to the total cost of their MCPS-provided health insurance. To qualify, employees, retirees, and/or their spouses must sign up and attend each Quit for Good class in its entirety.

MCPS will waive the tobacco-user surcharge for the following calendar year if the program is completed between September and December of each year. If the program is completed between January and May of any year, MCPS will waive the tobacco-user surcharge and refund any surcharge paid during that year.

Upcoming Classes

Well Aware is offering additional opportunities to take the class. Completing one of the classes below will waive the tobacco surcharge during the 2021 benefit year.

Beginning Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Web link will be forwarded once you are registered. 

Register now! Email  Well Aware.

Can't participate in these sessions? Sessions are ongoing, and future sessions are planned based on employee interest. If you are unable to participate in this session, but would like to participate in the future, simply e-mail Well Aware to express your interest.