Get Help Kicking the Tobacco Habit
MDwise covers the following treatments (with limits):
Individual and group counseling
Additional support available includes:
Telephone helpline such as the Indiana Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
A cessation program
Did You Know?
There are more former smokers than current smokers.*
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.
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Quitting Smoking Among Adults—United States, 2001–2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2011;60(44):1513–19.
SMOKE-free is for members who want to learn how to stop smoking. Please remember the program does not take the place of your doctor. Talk with him or her before starting any health program.
Helpful Links to Prevent COPD and be SMOKEfree
MDwise is here to help
For questions, please call us at 1.800.356.1204 or 317.630.2831 if you are in the Indianapolis area.