The Maine QuitLink allows MaineCare members to get quit support and free medications to help quit without barriers such as having to get approval from your doctor first.
Individuals with lower incomes and MaineCare have higher smoking rates than the general population and are more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke. These issues are made worse by the tobacco industry focusing advertising and promotions in low-income neighborhoods.
All Maine residents, including MaineCare members, can access no cost, barrier-free services through the Maine QuitLink, including quit medications. You can choose options including digital and phone-based programs to meet you where you are in your quitting process.
MaineCare members can receive additional access to free counseling and medications to help quit tobacco. Talk to your provider to access these benefits. Contact MaineCare for more information about the tobacco treatment benefits.
You Can Quit
If you are thinking about quitting, you are not alone. Nearly 70% of individuals who smoke, vape, or use other tobacco products want to quit. Getting help from the Maine QuitLink can increase your chances of success. Maine residents who participate in the Maine QuitLink program are 2-3 times more likely to succeed. Becoming completely tobacco-free is the best thing you can do for your health.