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Wegmans' workers get help to stop smoking

Wegmans Food Markets and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have joined forces to offer to help all Wegmans employees and eligible spouses who want to quit smoking.

Participants in the QuitClub will have access to the institute’s tobacco cessation program, and services that include telephone counseling; smoking cessation medications; a customized website offering interactive and informational quit tools; and in-store support to help smokers quit for good.

Wegmans will pay the entire cost of the program; employees can join free.

“We are pleased to join with Roswell Park, a nationally recognized cancer center, to offer this valuable program to our employees in support of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Becky Lyons, Wegmans director of benefits and wellness, in a news release. “Quitting smoking is difficult, so it’s very important that we provide the best tools to help them succeed.”

In 2008, Wegmans stopped selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its stores and established its own tobacco cessation program for employees. Lyons said the partnership with Roswell improves on that effort.

Information on similar programs for the general public can be found at or by calling (866) 697-8487.

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