Board of Regents Tobacco Users Cessation Assistance



Tobacco users who elect to quit smoking/using tobacco products can have the tobacco surcharge removed.

The University System of Georgia is providing coverage for OTC and Prescription smoking cessation products. It will include nicotine gum, lozenges and patches that are available as over the counter items as well as all prescription products like Chantix and Zyban. This will covered under the BC/BS plans. There will be a zero $ co-pay for these smoking cessation products. All over the counter smoking cessation products must have a prescription written from a physician in order to have a zero $ co-pay.

If an employee is interested in participating in a cessation program it is their responsibility to contact the appropriate program and sign up for cessation classes. The following is few of the programs that are currently offered:

American Cancer Society Tobacco Cessation Program
Numerous tobacco cessation classes will be offered through the American Cancer
Society in various locations throughout the state. Covered employees who are interested in attending these classes should contact the American Cancer Society at 888-227-6333.

American Lung Association
Numerous tobacco cessation classes will be offered through the American Lung
Association in various locations throughout the state. Covered employees who are interested in attending these classes should contact the American Lung Association at
888-436-3626.

Georgia Tobacco Quit Line
Available as a resource to smoking employees.
877-270-7867

Covered employees taking advantage of these classes may incur a nominal fee which is not covered by the USG