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Overview

Photo of a middle-age health manQuitNet® is a program for current smokers who want to quit and ex-smokers who want to stay that way. 

The QuitNet app makes it easy to connect and share with the QuitNet community, no matter where you are:  

  • Use it at home or on the go
  • Send private messages to our trained tobacco cessation experts
  • Receive nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) delivered right to your door

This program is available at no additional cost to all Blue Shield members. Take the pledge and join the chain of others committed to stay quit each day. Follow the steps on the right to join QuitNet today!

Health benefits

Quitting smoking can dramatically improve your health:

  • Lung health
  • Bone health and healing
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Kidney failure prevention
  • Memory loss prevention or delay
  • Sexual function improvement 

Did you know: 

  • Those with heart disease who quit smoking were 32% less likely to experience a nonfatal heart attack than those who continued smoking.1
  • Pregnant women who smoked were almost three times more likely to have low birth weight and more than two times more likely to have fetal growth restriction.2,3
  • Some estimates show that 16% of all cancers are caused by smoking.4

QuitNet, the world's longest running quit-smoking program, has proven that it can help smokers quit and stay quit. Follow the steps on the right to join QuitNet today!

 

Sources

1. Go A, Mozaffarian D, Roger V et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2014 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015. Available at: uic.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/heart-disease-and-stroke-statistics-2014-update-a-report-from-the. Accessed September 3, 2017

2. Vardavas C, Chatzi L, Patelarou E et al. Smoking and smoking cessation during early pregnancy and its effect on adverse pregnancy outcomes and fetal growth. European Journal of Pediatrics. 2009;169(6):741-748. doi:10.1007/s00431-009-1107-9.

3. Salihu H, Wilson R. Epidemiology of prenatal smoking and perinatal outcomes. Early Human Development. 2007;83(11):713-720. doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2007.08.002

4. Sasco A, Secretan M, Straif K. Tobacco smoking and cancer: a brief review of recent epidemiological evidence. Lung Cancer. 2004;45:S3-S9. doi:10.1016/j.lungcan.2004.07.998


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