Resources to Help You Quit
Free Quit Smart Clinics for students, faculty and staff
To assist with the transition to a tobacco-free environment, the campus will offer free Quit Smart Clinics to any staff, faculty or students who wish to attend. This four-week program will teach you steps that will increase your chances of quitting and staying smoke-free. As enough interest is generated, we will schedule the Quit Smart Clinics. If you wish to attend a Quit Smart Clinic, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or you can call 941-2356.
All clinics will begin promptly at 12:00 Noon for 1 hour.
For more help to quit now:
- Our Place is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide education, prevention and intervention services for individuals of all ages, families, organizations, and communities who are presently or potentially impacted by alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs of abuse.
- Request a Quit Packet at www.WhiteLies.tv(Web site in English and Spanish) or call toll-free-1-866-515-LIFE(5433).
- The National Cancer Institute has a toll-free quitline in English and Spanish. The toll-free number is 1-877-44U-QUIT(7848) and it is available Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm, local time.
- Go to http://www.smokefree.gov for a great Web site sponsored by various government agencies. Reasons to quit, how to prepare to quit, managing cravings, determining your "triggers," information about various smoking cessation aids, a publication geared just for African American smokers and more are offered at this site. It also offers telephone counseling in both English and Spanish.
- There's a great site especially for college students at http://www.tobaccofreeu.org/.
- The American Lung Association, whose Web site is in both English and Spanish, has an online smoking cessation program called "Freedom from Smoking" that can be accessed by going to http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/how-to-quit/getting-help/. The site also has great information on steps to take when you're planning to quit.
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has information on five keys to quitting and much more. Visit http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/tobacco/quits.htm.
- Women who are pregnant and quit smoking are more likely to go full-term and give their babies more oxygen and a chance to have good lung function and normal birth weight. After birth, smoking cessation means that you lower the baby's chances of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and lung-related infections. If you are looking for specific information about pregnancy and smoking, go to http://www.americanlegacy.org/greatstart, http://www.helppregnantsmokersquit.org or call toll-free1-866-66-START(78278).
- Your personal primary care physician can also assist you in quitting.
"Coping Kits" are Available
The Human Resources department has free "Coping Kits" to help smokers make it through the day. Contact Human Resources for details.