Colorado QuitLine: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669); TTY 1-888-229-2182
Counselors are available: Monday-Friday, 7 am-9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8 am-4:30 pm; 24-hour voice mail.

The Colorado QuitLine provides private counseling and support, advice on crafting your quit plan, problem-solving advice, and skills to help you break old habits, and help deciding which cessation products or medications may be beneficial for you. They can provide nicotine replacement like patches and gum for free to those who enroll in the program.

The Health District of Northern Larimer County offers cessation classes in group, individual, and couples formats, along with free nicotine patches or gum. Classes are offered in a six-week format and are on a sliding-fee scale.

All fee-paying students have access to sessions with a tobacco cessation coach through the CSU Health Network at no additional charge. To make an appointment, please call (970) 491-6053.

Many insurance carriers are required to cover tobacco cessation approved nicotine replacement therapies and counseling.  Approved products include over the counter nicotine gum, lozenges and patches as well as prescription medications (i.e. Chantix and Zyban).  You will need to check with your insurance carriers for plan details.

If medication is right for you, you can get prescription medications at the pharmacy located in the CSU Health and Medical Center. The pharmacy can fill prescriptions written by any provider, including those from outside the CSU Health Network.

United Health Care covers the following drugs with their plan: Chantix, Zyban, Buproprion and Nicotrol. Telephonic wellness coaches trained in tobacco cessation are available; this includes one specified coach, educational materials, online module, tools and trackers. Spanish speaking coaches and language services are also available.

Kaiser Permanente includes Bupropion SR and XL on their formularies and are covered as preventive care at a $0 cost share. Non-formulary prescription smoking cessation drugs require review and approval, and if approved, the applicable copayment would apply. Over the counter medications are only covered as preventive care at a $0 cost share when purchased at a KP Pharmacy with a prescription. In addition, there are quantity limitations on these over the counter nicotine replacement products to no more than 16 weeks per member. The over the counter nicotine replacement products include nicotine gum, patches and lozenges.

Anthem offers prescription drug coverage to members who are enrolled in an approved tobacco cessation counseling program.

More information about employee benefits is available through CSU Human Resources.