Stop Using Tobacco

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many different cancers as well as chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis, heart disease, pregnancy-related problems, and many other serious health problems.

Maricopa County employees who are enrolled in a County-sponsored medical plan have two Tobacco Cessation Programs to help them become tobacco-free.

On-Site Quit Tobacco Program

Available to all Maricopa County employees, this six-week, on-site program will give you the support you need to quit tobacco or e-cigarettes for good. The 30-minute sessions are held once a week at convenient County work-site locations and are facilitated by a tobacco cessation expert from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

You'll start by learning your options for quitting. Next, you'll identify your personal triggers and behaviors that contribute to smoking and be empowered to overcome them before your quit date. As you quit, you'll learn how to defeat cravings, manage stress, and understand the quitting process. Throughout the class, you'll have support and accountability from colleagues who are also quitting tobacco.

Upcoming Classes

Administration Building
301 W Jefferson Street
1st Floor, Suite 160
Phoenix, AZ 85003


For more information, or to find the next class, contact 602-372-7272 or email.

StayWell Tobacco Phone Coaching

After you have taken the Health Assessment on the StayWell Wellness Portal, you are eligible to enroll in StayWell Tobacco Phone Coaching. You may enroll via phone by calling 1-877-678-8926. Finish five coaching calls to get completion credit.

Wellness Incentive for Tobacco Users Wanting to Quit

After you complete your Health Assessment to qualify for a wellness incentive of up to $40 per month, you may be eligible for the Tobacco-Free User incentive for an additional $20 per month.

To receive this reduction, you must complete the Tobacco-Free Confirmation on the StayWell Wellness Portal indicating you are a tobacco user, and complete either the On-site Quit Tobacco Program, or the StayWell Phone Coaching. Once you complete both the Tobacco-Free Confirmation and one of the tobacco cessation programs, you are eligible to receive an additional incentive of up to $20 per month for that plan year.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

If you participate in a Nicotine Replacement Therapy program you may also qualify for the Non-Tobacco User Premium Reduction. After you complete your Health Assessment you can download the Nicotine Replacement Therapy Confirmation Form found on the StayWell Portal. Once the form is submitted to StayWell with the required information you are eligible to receive up to an additional incentive of $20 per month for that plan year.