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Tobacco Cessation FAQs

1. Who is eligible for the tobacco cessation benefit?
2. How does the program work?
3. Do I have to succeed in quitting to receive the reimbursement?
4. Why is Vanderbilt offering this program?
5. How do I register for the Kim Dayani program?


1. Who is eligible for the tobacco cessation benefit?
If you are covered under the Vanderbilt Health Care Plan for Faculty and Staff, you and your covered dependents are eligible to receive the reimbursement from the health care plan. If you are not covered under the health care plan, you may still be eligible for other smoking cessation resources or programs that can be viewed on the Health and Wellness website (See the "Tobacco Cessation Resources" page of the Health & Wellness website).

2. How does the benefit work?
Contact the Kim Dayani Health Promotion Center to enroll in their tobacco cessation program. The Vanderbilt Group Health Care Plan will pay for the cost of the program, up to $300.

3. Do I have to succeed in quitting to receive the reimbursement?
No. We established this benefit to encourage you. We are glad you are making the effort to quit.

4. Why is Vanderbilt offering this program?
Offering this benefit is a perfect extension of our culture of wellness. We offer many programs that are designed to encourage healthy behaviors. This is just one of them.

5. How do I register for the Kim Dayani program?
To register for the Dayani program, you should call Barbara Forbes at the Kim Dayani Health Promotion Center at 322.4751 or email her at barbara.forbes@vanderbilt.edu.


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