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Quit Tobacco

Quitting tobacco is the most important thing that you can do to protect the health of both you and your family, now and in the future.

Resources for D-H Employees and Dependents


Employees on the Health Plans, Inc. plan and their covered family members can receive the following medications at no cost to aid in their tobacco cessation efforts when prescribed by a provider:

  • These include the generic versions of Zyban and Chantix.
  • Over the counter nicotine replacement therapy like the patch, gums, and lozenge, are also available at no cost with a provider’s prescription.

Employees not covered by the D-H Health Plans Inc. plan should check with their insurance carrier regarding covered medications.

Coaching (free)

Live Well/Work Well offers in person and/or telephonic health coaching (1:1) to help you achieve your goal by helping you create a plan to quit, connecting you to resources and motivating you on your path to be tobacco free. Open to all D-H employees and adult dependents.

DHMC's Tobacco Quit Coach offers:

  • One on one planning and support
  • Personal phone counseling
  • Connection to community tobacco cessation support

Call (603) 650-5950 to set up a coaching or informational appointment.

KGA Tobacco Quit Services are provided through the KGA Employee Assistance Program. Services include counseling and an extensive online library. Call 1 (800) 648-9557 (toll-free)

Clinical Support

D-H Tobacco Dependence Treatment Clinic

DHMC provides a tobacco treatment clinic. This is a billed, clinical service. You can be seen by Alexandra Fannin, MS, APRN at the Koop Tobacco Treatment Center within the Thoracic Surgery Department. Through this clinic, you can get quit-tobacco support including access to free nicotine replacement support.

Request the Live Well/Work Well Health Improvement group to submit a referral for you by calling (603) 650-5950 or email

Additional resources - Open to All

In addition, the following resources are available for anyone interested in quitting tobacco where you will find lists of local smoking cessation programs (help with quitting), information on quitting smoking, and a selection of resources (helplines, websites, and other materials) that can assist you in being more successful in your attempt to stop smoking.

Make Your Personal Quit Plan (PDF)

Quitting Smoking you'll find strategies for quitting smoking and staying smoke-free. Please refer to the following articles on our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia website:

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Quit Smoking online support

Concord Hospital 1:1 Quit Smoking Education and Coaching
Conquer tobacco dependence with a plan tailored to your individual needs.
Hypnosis can be included within the program upon request. Fee $99-$125.
Call the Center for Health Promotion at (603) 230-7308

Health Connections of The Upper Valley
Provides Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Groups and links to tobacco cessation resources. e-mail or call 802.457.4780

Helpful Apps

Craving to Quit (iPhone and iPad only)
A twenty-one day, mindfulness-based wellness program based on a successful smoking cessation curriculum developed and tested at Yale.

Livestrong MyQuit Coach - Dare to Quit Smoking (iPhone and iPad only)
This app comes with a personalized quit plan that allows you to either quit cold turkey or gradually reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke a day.

Quit Now! (Android)
QuitNow! helps keep track of the amount of time that has elapsed since you quit, the amount of money you've saved, how many cigarettes you've avoided, and the number of hours added to your life.

KickSmoking (Windows phone only)
Records how long you've been smoke-free, how much money you've saved, the number of cigarettes you've dodged and the health benefits

Other FREE web and phone based support