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Living tobacco free (PEBB)

Learn about the programs your PEBB medical plan offers at no cost to you to help you live tobacco free.

Why live tobacco free?

Living tobacco free helps you breathe easier, feel better, and have more energy to do what you enjoy.

You can also save money. As a PEBB member, you save both the money you would use to buy tobacco and the $25 monthly tobacco use premium surcharge.

Here are three more reasons from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to live tobacco free:

  1. Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.
  2. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death.
  3. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.

Learn more about the dangers of smoking and tobacco use.

Who is eligible?

All subscribers and their dependents (ages 18 and older) enrolled in a PEBB medical plan. Some plans also offer tobacco cessation resources for teens.

How do I get started?

Learn about your medical plan's resources for living tobacco free. You may contact customer service for additional information.

Kaiser Permanente NW offers the following tobacco cessation support:

Call customer service with specific questions:

Phone: 1-800-813-2000 (TRS: 711)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time.
 

Kaiser Permanente WA offers the following tobacco cessation support:

Call customer service with specific questions:

Phone: 1-866-648-1928 (TTY: 1-800-833-6388)
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time

Uniform Medical Plan offers the following tobacco cessation support:

Call customer service with specific questions:

Phone: 1-888-849-3681 (TRS: 711)
Hours: Monday through Friday: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pacific)

What resources are available for teens?

If a dependent (age 17 and under) enrolled on your PEBB medical coverage uses tobacco products, contact your medical plan for programs they offer. Additional resources are available at Smokefree Teen.