For Employees

For Employees

Are you ready to quit using tobacco? Most tobacco users are…nearly 3 out of every 4 want to quit, and more than half have attempted to do in the past year.

Quitting, however, is often challenging. To help your chances of success, you will need an effective, engaging, and supportive tobacco cessation program.

This project exists to help make that happen. By enrolling in this project, you will have the opportunity to participate (for free) in a proven digital tobacco cessation program. This program, which has helped more than 900,000 individuals to date, will provide you with the specialized support you need for the behavioral, social, and physical aspects of tobacco addiction.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the goal of the project?

To help you quit using tobacco, whether it’s smoking, vaping, or chewing.

What does the project involve?

Participation in the project involves:

  • Participate in the premium version of the EX Program, a digital tobacco cessation program.
  • Completing 5 surveys assessing your health and well-being over the course over a year (surveys can be completely online and will take less than 15 minutes).
What is the EX Program?

The EX Program is a leading digital tobacco cessation program. It is the only quit-tobacco program that combines the scientific leadership in digital tobacco solutions from Truth Initiative with a proven treatment model from Mayo Clinic.

By enrolling in this project, you will get access to the premium version of the program. This includes:

  • Personalized quit plan with interactive exercises, educational videos, and emails
  • Live chat coaching with tobacco treatment experts
  • Access to the longest-running, largest community of current and former tobacco users
  • Tailored text messaging to help you quit and stay tobacco-free
  • Nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges delivered to your home
Does the program work?

Yes! In a randomized trial, participating in the program was found to quadruple a tobacco user’s chance of quitting.

In addition, more than 900,000 individuals have enrolled in this program to date. Approximately one-third of participants report successfully quitting tobacco nine months following enrollment and nearly all participants (> 95%) report finding the program helpful.

Who can participate?

You can enroll in the Be A Quitter project if you are

  • Affiliated with partnering Illinois-based business
  • 18 years of age or older
  • An Illinois resident
  • Willing to participate in a digital tobacco cessation program and complete 5 online surveys related to your involvement over the course of a year

What does the program cost?

Nothing to individuals! Costs of the program for your year-long participation in this project are provided by the research study.

How do I get the business where I work to be a part of this project?

Have your business representative complete our Business Enrollment Form. After verifying your business is eligible, your employer will be sent materials with information about how employees can enroll in the project.

How do I enroll?

Your employer (once affiliated with the project) will be given a link to share with its employees that allows individuals to enroll in program. As this project is part of a research study, individuals will be required to provide informed consent prior to starting the program. Here’s a summary of the 4 steps to enroll:

  1. Click on the enrollment link provided by your employer.
  2. Provide your consent to participate in this project as well as complete the first project survey.
  3. Access the premium version of the EX program.
  4. Begin your journey to a tobacco-free life!

More Questions?