Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Smoking Cessation Resources

Loyola University Chicago is committed to providing a healthy campus culture for all faculty, staff, and students. Part of the University's wellness commitment includes providing smoking cessation programs and resources designed to help individuals lead a healthier lifestyle. Please review the following advocacy programs and resources that are available to Loyola’s faculty & staff members in order to support smoking cessation—leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Members who wish to learn more about tobacco cessation coverage under their BCBSIL plan should call the number located on the back of their BCBSIL member ID card or log in to Blue Access for Members.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Digital Self-Management *Tobacco Cessation Program through Well onTarget provides you with weekly lessons that can guide you through the process of quitting tobacco permanently. Innovative lessons through this online course were developed using the most current academic and medical research. Each lesson combines two approaches:
  • Current evidence is used to provide education on the physical and social consequences
    of tobacco use, principles of addiction, treatment options, and tobacco-related health
    statistics. 
  • Behavioral in nature, you’ll get solid, practical action steps, from creating your own
    quitting plan to relapse prevention. You will have access to numerous calculators,
    trackers, tools, and educational materials to support you in your efforts.

Get started at www.wellontarget.com. From the menu, choose Self-management Programs. Scroll to Quitting Tobacco, and click the Get Started button.

*BCBSIL’s program is only available to participants enrolled in one of Loyola University Chicago’s medical plan options.

Helpful Resources

Medicine and products for quitting smoking or chewing tobacco are considered no-cost preventive services. For a list of covered products, please refer to the No-Cost Preventive Care List at www.caremark.com.

Note: Your doctor must write a prescription for these preventive services to be covered by your plan, even if they are listed as over-the-counter. 

  • Username:  LOY500
  • Password:  perspectives
Website Navigation
Once you are logged into the Perspectives website, please select “Health,” and choose “Smoking” in order to access a number of smoking cessation videos and articles, including a 55 days to quitting program.

Contact
800.456.6327
 
Appointment times/General Information
Licensed professionals are available for appointments on weekdays from 8:00AM to 6:00PM. In addition, Perspectives offers 24-hour/7-days-a-week emergency services.
For practical information on how to quit smoking, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for helpful resources, including access to:
  • Information about starting a Quit Plan today
  • Material about managing your cravings
  • An option to sign up in order to receive free 24/7 smoking cessation assistance texted to your mobile phone.
The free Illinois Tobacco QuitLine provides you with an opportunity to speak with a professional smoking cessation counselor in order to learn about local smoking cessation resources in Illinois.

Contact
866.QUIT.YES (866.784.8937)
  • Counselors are on call 7 days a week from 7:00AM – 11:00PM to provide the support you need to break the habit!
MeYou Health’s Quitnet program is the world’s longest running smoking cessation program! The program is designed to assist you with preparing to quit smoking, and provides you with online support. Most of the information is available to you for free. However, you must register first. It is not required for you to purchase the premium membership.
MyLastDip.com is a free online resource providing ways for people to quit using smokeless tobacco products. Even if you have tried to quit on your own before without success, this program is a great opportunity to try a new and innovative way to quit. Sign up is free and easy!