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Indiana Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW

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Your first step to reducing health care costs
More than 80 percent of all smokers in Indiana want to quit; many employees are looking for help to break their tobacco addiction. The Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency offers Indiana employers its Quit Now Preferred Employer program. The Quit Now Preferred Employer program is a great value for employers interested in reducing tobacco use and smoking-related costs. By encouraging and supporting cessation for your employees, you may experience costs savings related to:

  • Paying less for workers' compensation. Consider average workers' compensation costs for a smoker are $2,189 versus only $176 for a nonsmoker.
  • Reducing construction and maintenance costs, which are estimated to be 7 percent higher in buildings that allow smoking than in buildings that are smoke free.
  • Cutting employee absenteeism and improving productivity and morale. This may reduce potential costs related to temporary replacements.

The benefits are far-reaching; participating companies are likely to reap cost savings from lower insurance premiums, increased productivity and fewer medical claims.

Benefits of being a Quit Now preferred employer
Becoming a Quit Now Preferred Employer is an aggressive way to reduce tobacco use in the workplace and improve the health and wellness of employees. Companies of any size will have access to the resources needed to begin helping those who are ready to quit tobacco. By completing the brief enrollment form, your company becomes connected to a statewide network of cessation specialists, health experts and wellness-conscious employers.

As a Quit Now Preferred Employer, you receive:

  • Ability to fax refer employees to the Indiana Tobacco Quitline
  • Materials to educate employees about tobacco use and the quitline
  • Updates on new resources, research and quitline promotional materials
  • Monthly summary of employees who were fax referred into the program. The aggregate report captures the number of participants fax referred from your organization. Due to HIPAA regulation, specific employee data cannot be provided.

Enroll today

The Quit Now Preferred Employer program is available for Indiana employers. Enrollment in the free program allows employers to receive employee education materials, fax referral forms, monthly summaries on fax referred employees and updates on new resources and news from the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency.

Enrollment as a Quit Now Preferred Employer is quick and simple.
To download a PDF of the enrollment form and fax your information, click here.

Request more information
To access additional information related to the business community and smoke-free resources, including an employer toolkit for creating a smoke-free workplace, please provide the following information and a quitline representative will contact you.