If you are ready to quit using tobacco, take advantage of a free City of Houston Tobacco Cessation Program.
Please reserve your spot for the “Living Tobacco-free Program” on *Eventbrite.
Spaces are LIMITED to 10 employees per class. Please provide a complete mailing address to receive your FREE “Living Tobacco-free Kit” prior to the start of your workshop. It takes an average of 10 – 14 days to receive your kit.
FREE Nicotine Replacement patches or gums will be mailed to employees upon the completion of the Initial NRT assessment at class 1. It takes an average of 10 – 14 days to receive nicotine replacement therapy.
Register for a group class through Eventbrite and provide a complete mailing address to receive a “Living Tobacco-Free Kit”, 2 weeks prior to start of class.
Attend at least 6 of the 8, 30-minute onsite group classes and meet a goal to reduce tobacco usage to remove the tobacco user surcharge and earn Wellness Credit towards the 2021 – 2022 Win for Life Program, and a $150 gift card.
Complete the Tobacco Initial Assessment and the Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRTs) questionnaire at initial session to obtain NRTs.
Employees, Spouses, Retirees, and Retiree spouses who have self-identified as a tobacco user are assessed a $17.50 bi-weekly additional charge to their medical premiums beginning May 1, 2020.
To discontinue this additional surcharge, tobacco users can complete one of two options:
Upon receipt of the attestation form or completion of the tobacco cessation program, the tobacco user surcharge will be removed from employee’s paycheck. Each individual tobacco user must return a form or participate in the Tobacco Cessation Program to qualify for the surcharge removal.
To receive Wellness Program participation for completing the Onsite Tobacco Cessation Program, an employee or spouse must complete the following: