Tobacco Cessation Resources
We offer the following programs to members:
- Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line, 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669), provides free phone counseling for all Wisconsin residents who want to quit using tobacco. There are expanded benefits for Physicians Plus members.
More information about UW-CTRI and Wisconsin Quit Line services including material downloads can be found at the Quit Line website. If you have further questions please contact the Physicians Plus Health Improvement Team at (608) 260-7143.
- Good Health Bonus: Members who complete an approved smoking cessation class at a participating facility are eligible for a Good Health Bonus reimbursement.
- My Healthy Choices Breathe™ digital coaching session.
Tobacco Cessation Care Guidelines for Providers
Mindfulness Training for Smokers (MTS) is one of the most successful smoking cessation programs available. Success rates are three times higher than medication alone and 10 times higher than quitting cold turkey. MTS is a 7-week program for smokers who have tried to quit and relapsed. It combines medications, weekly meetings and training in mindfulness and is designed to teach patients how to successfully manage virtually every situation that can lead to relapse. Physicians Plus offers reimbursement of the $200 enrollment cost ($200 if family policy or $100 if single policy) via Good Health Bonus program and compensation for research participation is available. For more information, call (608) 417-QUIT (7848).