CDPHP Offers Members New, No-Cost Smoking Cessation Program

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CDPHP Offers Members New, No-Cost Smoking Cessation Program

ALBANY, N.Y. – August 22, 2017 – CDPHP is proud to partner with Roswell Park Cancer Institute to offer members access to CDPHP Smoke-Free, an evidence-based tobacco-cessation program at no out of pocket cost.

CDPHP Smoke-Free offers members access to eight telephonic counseling sessions per year with a specialized quit coach, plus up to 16 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy, such as nicotine patches, lozenges, or gum.

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“Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. The risk of developing lung cancer – as well as a number of other deadly diseases – is highest among smokers,” said Elizabeth Martin, MS, CHES, director of population health & wellness at CDPHP. “At CDPHP, it is our mission to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve. This partnership is a prime example of that commitment and one we believe will help our members live longer, healthier lives,” added Martin.

A combination of medication and one-on-one counseling is proven to increase participants’ chances of successfully quitting. With support, participants are more likely to overcome obstacles and cravings.

Participants can conveniently reach a specialized quit coach Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The CDPHP Smoke-Free program is a wellness benefit as opposed to a medical benefit, which means members pay nothing out of pocket.

CDPHP Smoke-Free is currently available to commercial and Medicaid members. Medicare members can join starting January 1, 2018. For more information, visit

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Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused, and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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