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Member story: How we helped Chad reduce his tobacco usage

Every day, Health Advocate helps people across the country improve their health, reduce their healthcare costs, meet health and wellness goals, and so much more. Here’s the story of one member, Chad, and how Health Advocate’s Wellness Program helped him reduce his tobacco use.

The problem:

Chad was a two-can-a-week tobacco user. From the moment he woke up to just before bed, he always seemed to have a chew in his mouth. He was getting tired of dipping, but just couldn’t find the motivation to quit. Fed up with his habit, he reached out Health Advocate for help.

How Health Advocate helped:

Chad called Health Advocate and connected with a Wellness Coach.

With his coach’s help, Chad formed a quit plan. He observed his triggers, recognized situations where he could eliminate chews, and employed tactics to delay his use, such as leaving his can in the car during work.

In four months, Chad was able to reduce to just 2 dips per day! He plans to continue to work with his coach to eventually kick his habit for good.

For Health Advocate members

If you are a Health Advocate member with access to our Wellness Program, please give us a call or log on to your member website to access personalized help meeting health and wellness goals.