The main objective is to offer counsel and general education services on the effects of smoking. The program includes self-management tools that contribute to the process of quitting smoking and reducing health risks. It is voluntary; however, the participant must commit to participate in the first section of the program.
- Voluntary interest in quitting smoking and educating yourself on the subject
- Must be referred by a doctor
- Be a smoker or former smoker
- Pregnant smokers
- Family members of smokers can participate
- Older than 18 years-old
- Availability to attend all educational interventions
- Be a patient of the Vital Health Plan
- Self-transferred – insured who see the promotion and voluntarily interested in participating in the program
- PCP referrals – the primary physician will identify the insured smoker or former smoker in some evaluation and offer the alternative of the “Living Without Smoke” program.
- Referrals by CSI Clinical staff – through internal referrals by eCW
Other Referrals Triple S Clinical Programs – Clinical Management analysts as part of telephone interventions with policyholders may identify policyholders with the need to quit smoking and provide the referral opportunity.