Get Help Quitting Tobacco

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.

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.

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 will 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 will 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.

SMOKE-free Resources

Below are resources from MDwise and other sources that share more information about quitting tobacco or helping a family member or friend quit tobacco. To open documents on your computer click one time on the title. If it doesn’t open you should be offered a free app that will let you read it. This app is safe to open and use, and it is free!

If these documents do not open on your mobile phone, click the title then allow the file to download. When the download is done, drag the status bar downward. This will open the notify panel. Tap the item you have just downloaded. You may get a message that reads "Open With." Select any option for opening a PDF file. This may vary based on the type of phone you have.

More Resources

Learn more about how to quit tobacco by visiting the following websites:

Quit Now Indiana

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

Quit Now Indiana

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