Employer Cessation Champions

The New York State Smokers' Quitline features employer champions who provide employee cessation benefits and support. Our featured Champion is Dr. James L. Schuppert of Corning. 

Employer Recommendations

According to the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, there are several key recommendations for effective tobacco cessation services including:

  • Cover at least four (4) counseling sessions. The Public Health Service guideline recommends telephone based counseling, 4 to 6 sessions.
  • Cover nicotine replacement therapies (NRT).
    Clients should be eligible for up to 4 to 8 weeks of medication to maintain tobacco abstinence, depending on the medication. To help, the Quitline provides eligible callers with a 2-week starter kit of NRT!
  • Provide counseling and NRT coverage for at least two smoking attempts per year.
    Most quitters go back to smoking within the first 3 months of quitting, therefore enrollment into cessations services should be made available to clients twice a year, with a minimum of 3 months between enrollments. 

Visit this employer section often as we add new features including:

  • Learn the benefits of tobacco cessation coverage
  • Find links to resources and your employer tool-kit
  • Learn how you can save with your
    tobacco benefit calculator
Dr.Schuppert

Featured Champion Interview

Dr. James L. Schuppert
Director, Health Services
Corning Corporate Medical Department

Audio Interview by Patricia Bax, Marketing Coordinator for the New York State Smokers' Quitline tline

Dr. Schuppert discusses how Corning saves on employee health costs by offering extended health services that include smoking cessation support. Learn how the Corning initiative has become both management and employee accepted by controlling rising health costs using data-driven cost models offering employee enhanced health benefits and incentives.

Interview sections:

Windows Media files

MP3s

Dr. Schuppert's Full Interview MP3
Corning Plan and Payoff
Corning Lessons Learned MP3
Corning Cessation Services MP3
Rewards of Employee Health MP3
Corning Integrates other programs MP3
How are members informed? MP3
Your advice to other employers MP3
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