Smoking and Heart Disease

You APWU Health Plan includes access to health management programs to help you quit tabacco. Our health management programs help protect your well-being and help you live a healthier life-all with no out-of-pocket costs in most cases.

Enroll in a Consumer Driven Option health management program by contacting UnitedHealthcare 1-800-718-1299 or log in to your member website Enroll in a High Option health management program by calling Cigna/CareAllies at 1-800-582-1314.

Consider signing up for a tobacco cessation program to help you move beyond tobacco and take control of your health.

#OurHearts are healthier when we quit smoking together
#OurHearts are healthier when we quit smoking together. Smokers are up to 4x more likely to develop heart disease or to have a stroke, compared to nonsmokers. But it pays to quit. Just 1 year after quitting, your heart attack risk drops sharply. Ask your family and friends for support or  join a support group. Tell your family, friends, and coworkers that you're quitting and you want their help. Ask them not to smoke around you. They might catch the bug too: Research has shown that people are much more likely to quit if their spouse, friend, or sibling stops smoking.