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Tobacco Cessation

Contact your health plan to explore tobacco cessation programs.

HIP offers programs to help members quit smoking and provides easy access to tobacco cessation products and counseling services to help them be successful. HIP members who use tobacco can quit with the help of HIP’s tobacco cessation program.

HIP provides members with the right tools, including tobacco cessation products and counseling services, to help them succeed at kicking the addiction and leading a healthier life.

Tobacco users will have to pay more for health coverage than non-tobacco users. HIP members have 12 months to stop using tobacco. If you do not quit, your POWER Account Contribution (PAC) will be 50% higher for the next year.

Tobacco use includes these products:

  • Chewing tobacco
  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Pipes
  • Hookah
  • Snuff

With HIP, members can make a healthy choice.