Helping smokers quit not only saves lives - it also increases workplace productivity and lowers healthcare costs.
Evidence-based research shows that a combination of counseling and medication is most effective for treating tobacco dependence. There are immediate and long-term health benefits of quitting for smokers, their loved ones, and their employers.
After one year of not smoking, the risk of coronary heart disease drops to about half that of a smoker1
Quitting decreases excess risk of diseases associated with secondhand smoke in children2
Employees who quit smoking demonstrate lower absenteeism, presenteeism, and activity impairment3
1Quitting Smoking, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 2017
2Quitting Smoking, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 2017
3Benefits of quitting smoking on work productivity and activity impairment, Int J Clin Pract, January 2017
There’s No One Way to Quit
Amwell’s smoking cessation program is developed in partnership with the Amwell Medical Group (AMG) and based on peer-reviewed research and guidelines. The program includes:
Structured and customized quit plan delivered to the patient’s email inbox after their virtual visit to equip them for success
A text-for-support program and mobile app with resources to track cravings, record slips, and provide motivation between sessions
Stay Smoke Free
Referrals to step-down programs for ongoing maintenance and additional counseling services to achieve a smoke free life
There’s a reason quitting is hard – cigarettes with nicotine are some of the most addictive substances known to man. When you’re ready to quit (and I’ve never met a smoker who doesn’t want to quit at some point in their life) it’s great to know there’s help that works.
Cynthia Horner, MD, Medical Director, Online Care Group
Smoking Cessation Solutions
Health systems, health plans and employers using Amwell technology can offer their patients, members and employees effective smoking cessation support.
Counseling provided by licensed doctors
Coverage in all 50 states
On-demand visits with the provider of the patient's choice
Scheduled appointments 7 days/week, including evenings