SMOKE-freeGet Help Quitting Tobacco
MDwise covers the following treatments (with limits):
  • Gum
  • Patch
  • Lozenge
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
  • Prescription medication
  • Individual and group counseling


Additional support available includes:
  • Your doctor
  • Indiana Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
  • A tobacco-free program

SMOKE-free is for members who want to learn how to stop using tobacco. Please remember the program does not take the place of your doctor. Talk with him or her before starting any health program.

Attention HIP members: if you use tobacco, you have 12 months to stop tobacco use or you may have a higher POWER Account contribution. If you don’t stop using tobacco, your POWER Account contribution payment may have a 50 percent surcharge. Example: if your current monthly POWER Account contribution is $10 a month, if you do not stop the use of tobacco in 12 months of your coverage starting, your contribution may go up to $15 the next year.

Tobacco use means the use of tobacco 4 or more times a week in the last 6 months. This includes the use of chewing tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah and snuff. It does not include the use of nicotine delivery devices.

If your tobacco status changes or if you feel we have wrong information about your tobacco status, please call MDwise customer service.
Indiana's Tobacco Quitline: 800-QUIT-NOW

Indiana Tobacco Quitline
1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Learn more about how to quit in our Tobacco-Free Brochure.
Helpful Documents
SMOKE-free Tips
Therapy Options
Secondhand Smoke Dangers
Encourage a Loved One to Stop
The Help You Need to Quit Smoking
Quit Smoking Diary

Helpful Documents Links to be Tobacco Free

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

Smoking Habits Quiz
Smoke Free Indy
Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
Be Smoke Free. It doesn’t matter where you start. Just Start
CDC's Tobacco Information and Prevention Source
Tips from Former Smokers

SMOKE-free Pregnancies

For information about SMOKE-free pregnancies, see our BLUEBELLEbeginnings page.
What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD?
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary (PULL-mun-ary) disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. 
"Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time.
 COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and other symptoms. Learn more about COPD.

Take a quiz to see if you may have undiagnosed COPD
Click to take a quiz to see if you may have undiagnosed COPD caused by your smoking.