Tobacco Cessation

The Facts:

  • An estimated 440,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by smoking. Smoking is responsible for an estimated one in five U.S. deaths and costs the U.S. over $150 billion each year in health care costs and lost productivity.
  • Exposure of adults to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and causes coronary heart disease and lung cancer.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure causes disease and premature death in children and adults who do not smoke.
  • GVSU Smoking Policy

Sources: US Department of Health & Human Services; American Lung Association


Tobacco Cessation Product Options
As part of the new health care reform, tobacco use screenings and cessation interventions are available without your having to pay a copayment or co-insurance

If you choose to use an over the counter (OTC) product such as a patch system or gum you can use your HSA account to cover the cost of these products.


Have a craving? Get help to stay on track, call 1-800-788-8630 to talk to a counselor right now! This is a free service for all benefit eligible Faculty and Staff. 


Online Resources


Page last modified July 8, 2013