Register by April 7 for tobacco cessation program at Center for Healthy Living

April 1, 2014  


Benefits-eligible faculty and staff who have recently stopped smoking or are ready to quit can benefit from the Center for Healthy Living's tobacco cessation program. Spouses and same-sex domestic partners who are covered on a Purdue medical plan are also eligible to participate.

The program begins April 9 and meets from noon to 12:50 p.m. each Wednesday through May 14. The program will teach tips and techniques to prepare to break the habit or continue a new tobacco-free lifestyle. Special focus will be placed on changing behavior, overcoming withdrawal and cravings, coping with stress, managing weight and preventing relapses.

Those who complete the program may earn a waiver of the tobacco-user additional premium on their Purdue medical plan. The waiver would apply to all pay the employee receives in this calendar year on or after July 1.

To earn the waiver, participants must attend at least five of six classes and then submit their completion certificate at the end of the program to the HR Service Center, Attn: Manju Jarori, FREH. More information on the waiver is available at www.purdue.edu/hr/Benefits/tobaccoCessation.html - Waiver.

To learn more or register, contact Millie Fenneman, Center for Healthy Living practice manager, at 49-45505 by April 7. The tobacco cessation program will be offered again in July and October.

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