Tobacco Cessation

If you are thinking about quitting smoking, ready to quit or working to stay quit, there is help. Members can enroll in a tobacco cessation program through the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). Members can access the Arizona Smokers' Helpline (ASHLine) at 1-800-556-6222 for free telephone based coaching services. You can also go online at www.ashline.org to develop a quit plan, set goals and track your progress or visit http://azdhs.gov/prevention/tobacco-chronic-disease/tobacco-free-az/index.php.

Members must contact their Primary Care Provider (PCP) for a prescription for a tobacco cessation product, including those that are available over-the-counter. For prescription drugs, Prior Authorization is required for members under age 18. The PCP will identify an appropriate tobacco cessation product. Through Health Net Access, the maximum supply a member may receive of a tobacco cessation product is a 12-week supply in a six-month time period, which begins on the date the pharmacy fills the first tobacco cessation product.

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