Tobacco Cessation Programs

Are you ready to quit? We're here to help.

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. (CDC, 2019)

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.1

To see how tobacco use impacts your biometric screening results, view our three 15-minute videos.

Get Off Your Butt: Stay Smokeless for Life

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.

Listen to the Audio Program

Tobacco Cessation Resource 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.

Get Started Today

We encourage you to check out the Tobacco Cessation Resource Guide to search for available programs to help you quit in your location.

Call 1-800-QUITNOW, a state-funded tobacco cessation program with counseling and free nicotine replacement therapy.

For Optima Members Only: Sign in to and select Wellness Tools to access the WebMD Health Services tobacco cessation program.

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020,

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Exposing the Risks of Secondhand Smoke
This information is intended for individuals who are 18 years and older only and those living in the Sentara/Optima Health service areas.

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