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. (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

Ready To Quit?

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 through an audio portion and booklet found below:

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 available classes to help you quit. Group classes may be available in your community, or offered by your employer. Please check with your employer to learn about onsite classes they may offer.

Related Links

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

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, February 2018, website,