Quitting tobacco is tough, but worth it.

Tobacco use is the #1 preventable cause of disease, disability, and death.  Whether you are a tobacco user or want to help someone quit, Well-NS can help. Resources available to employees and spouses include:

Craft Employees (Union)

Quit for Life®

Quitting isn’t something you have to do alone. The Quit For Life program has helped more than 2 million people quit smoking since 1985, and we can help you quit too. Get the support you need to quit your way.

Support From a Quit Coach®

Talk with a coach by phone as little or as much as you want. Your coach is here to:

  • Help you create a realistic quit plan
  • Discuss ways to overcome cravings and break through obstacles
  • Provide advice and motivation if things get tough

Quit-Smoking Medications

We’ll help you decide if prescription or over-the-counter medications might be right for you. Plus, you may qualify for complimentary nicotine replacement therapy like patches or gum.

Quit Guide

Learn how to choose and prepare for your quit day, deal with cravings, select the appropriate quit medicine, control your environment and get social support.

To Enroll

Phone: 866-784-8454

Your Track to "Health Online" Information about craft healthcare benefits, click here.

Nonagreement Employees (NonUnion)

Tobacco-Free Savings

If you and/or your spouse, if applicable, use tobacco, you and your spouse are eligible to participate in the Optum Quit for Life tobacco cessation program. If you successfully complete the program between January 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021, all your accrued tobacco use surcharges will be fully refunded for the year.

You may obtain more information on this valuable program by calling 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454) or visiting https://myquitforlife.com/choiceplus starting January 1, 2021.

Contact us at the ChoicePlus Benefits Service Center at 1-855-725-9753, and we will work with you (and, if you wish, with your doctor) to find a program with the same reward that is right for you considering your health status.


Smokeless tobacco has many of the same risks as smoking plus a few more. It is not a safe alternative to smoking. If you are a smokeless tobacco user, use this opportunity to join co-workers and quit tobacco once and for all.

Good health is priceless... and to a surprising extent within our own control. Just take a look at the health benefits over time of quitting tobacco.