Tobacco Cessation Assistance and Resources

BVCASA FREE Smoking Cessation Assistance

WELLNESS WORKS! has partnered with Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (BVCASA) to offer FREE smoking cessation assistance for faculty and staff.

Blue Cross Blue Shield A&M Care Health Plan Participants

  • Nicotine replacement prescription medication at no cost, WITH a prescription

    Nicotrol NS (nasal spray) 90-day supply in a 365-day period
    Nicotrol Inhaler 90-day supply in a 365-day period
    Zyban* 90-day supply in a 365-day period
    Nicorette Gum/Lozenge 90-day supply in a 365-day period
    Nicotine patches 90-day supply in a 365-day period
    Chantix 180-day supply in a 720-day period

    *Requires preauthorization with Medco; call (800) 753-2851

  • Online Tobacco Cessation through Personal Health Manager at
    1. Log in to your BC/BS account
    2. Choose Personal Health Manager
    3. Select Stop Smoking
    4. Enroll in online program
  • Individual counseling sessions available through Blue Care Connections Life Style Management at (866) 412-8795, option 2
    1. Initial enrollment call takes approximately 15–20 minutes
    2. Assigned personal counselor to counsel individually through the quit process
  • Additional online information, tips and resources under My Health tab under the topic "smoking cessation"

Employee Assistance Program (available for employees and eligible dependents)

Student Health Services (available for student employees)

  • Access to health information and tobacco cessation resources from Health Education
  • Individual counseling sessions following a structured tobacco cessation program
  • Student Health Services (979) 458-8322

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

American Cancer Society

  • On-line web coach to help develop a quit plan
  • Some eligibility to nicotine replacement and individual counseling sessions for those uninsured or pregnant; call to confirm eligibility at (877) YES-QUIT (937-7842)

American Lung Association

Lung Helpline: (800) LUNG-USA (586-4872)

National Cancer Institute (

  • LiveHelp instant messaging Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. eastern time
  • Tobacco Cessation counselors Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. eastern time, (877) 44U-QUIT (448-7848)

Other Online Resources