Get Off Your Butt: Stay Smokeless for Life

Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke remain the leading causes of preventable illness and death in the United States. Life expectancy for smokers is 10 years shorter than for non-smokers. Secondhand smoke kills more than 41,000 people annually in the United States.1

Quitting tobacco use has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.2

Optima Health designed a free tobacco cessation program called “Get Off Your Butt: Stay Smokeless for Life”. It is a self-paced program created to help tobacco and electronic cigarette users quit. It teaches about the nature of nicotine addiction and effective ways to control dependency and addiction. Step through important phases of your quitting tobacco journey by using the video library and toolkit below.

Watch, Learn, Quit

Watch these short videos to get the extra encouragement you need to quit tobacco for good.


Get Off Your Butt: Stay Smokeless for Life Toolkit

The contents of this toolkit can assist members with stopping tobacco use. The toolkit files can be downloaded and used as a resource to stop using tobacco products:

Additional Resources


1Smoking and Tobacco Use Fast Facts, 2021 www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020, www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/


Video content adapted from:

7 Common Withdrawal Symptoms, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/quit-smoking/7-common-withdrawal-symptoms/index.html

Chemicals in Tobacco Products and Your Health, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, 2020. https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/health-effects-tobacco-use/chemicals-tobacco-products-and-your-health

The Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014. https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/50th-anniversary/index.htm

How to Quit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/how_to_quit/index.htm

Know Your Triggers, Smokefree.gov, 2021. https://smokefree.gov/challenges-when-quitting/cravings-triggers

Nicotine Dependence, Mayo Clinic, 2020. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nicotine-dependence/symptoms-causes/syc-20351584

PHS Clinical Practice Guidelines, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. https://www.ahrq.gov/prevention/guidelines/tobacco/5rs.html

Smoking Cessation Medications, Medline Plus, 2021. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007439.htm

Why It’s So Hard to Quit Smoking, American Heart Association, 2018. https://www.heart.org/en/news/2018/10/17/why-its-so-hard-to-quit-smoking