Smoking Cessation

A successful quit attempt starts with the right support. The following tools and resources are available from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to help you and your family commit to a quit plan and stick with it.

Breathe Easy: Tobacco Cessation Workshop

This interactive online program is available on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ahealthyme secure website. Over a 5 week period, individuals develop a personalized quit plan and are provided tools and daily motivation, including articles, videos, tracking tools, and more.  Here’s what is covered:

Week 1: Getting started with tobacco cessation

Week 2: Understanding your tobacco habit

Week 3: Preparing to quit

Week 4: Putting your quit plan into action

Week 5: Overcoming urges and sticking with your plan

The workshop is designed to be flexible—individuals can complete tasks all at once, or over the course of several weeks. Reminder emails help participants monitor their progress towards their goals.

Get started:

  1. Visit (If you are not a member of one of the BU Health Plans, please contact the HR Service Center at for instructions for accessing the secure site.)
  2. Select the Wellness Workshops tab
  3. Select the Sign up for a Workshop tab
  4. Select the Breathe Easy: Tobacco Cessation Workshop and sign-up today. (i.e., the ahealthyme public site) is a one-stop shop for free educational tools, health news articles, videos, quizzes, guides, and other online resources to assist with a quit attempt. Resources are organized by topic:

  • Facing Up to Smoking
  • Planning Your Quit Strategy
  • Taking the Big Step
  • Stay Smoke-Free

Sample topics for a participant’s support system include:

  • Teens and Smoking
  • Smoking During Pregnancy

Sample resources include:

  • Tips for a Successful Quit Smoking Day article
  • Cost of Smoking calculator
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy quiz
  • Relapse Prevention video

Get started: Visit