Smoke-Free UofL

Info for Faculty & Staff


Resources & Support for Faculty and Staff

  • Employees who are enrolled in the smoking cessation classes offered through KCP or the Get Healthy Now Program, will be allotted $300 to cover the cost of:

    1. $250 Pharmacy Cessation Prescription (Zyban, Bupropion, Chantix)
    2. $50 for over the counter products (Nicorette Gum, Nicoderm Patch, lozenge)
  • $250 for prescription, it is not transferrable for OTC products.
  • Reimbursement for Smoking Cessation products / support prior to implementation of UofL’s Smoke Free Policy will not be permitted: We are working hard to create an environment at UofL that is conducive to the good health of the campus community. By instituting a smoke free policy our efforts towards that goal are greatly improved. Most of the campus community welcomes this policy; however, there are those that will have a hard time with this transition if they fall in the 25% of the population that still smokes. UofL decided to provide support & resources for those that are trying to become a non-smoker. For those that have made previous attempts to quit, we hope your efforts were successfully. If you are still working towards that goal you can re-enroll in one of the smoking cessation programs offered through the Get Healthy Now program or Kentucky Cancer Program. Your efforts to quit smoking are admirable and we would like to extend a personal note of congratulations for taking pro-active steps towards your good health.

Other resources

Get Healthy Now and Kentucky Cancer Program Smoking Cessation Classes

There are 13 weekly one-hour sessions followed by relapse prevention. Our smoking cessation classes use the Cooper-Clayton Method, a safe and effective way to help people stay smoke-free for the rest of their lives. Class participants also use nicotine replacement products such as the nicotine patch, nicotine gum or nicotine lozenge. Read more and enroll »

Cooper-Clayton Method

A free program that consists of 13 one-hour weekly sessions. Participants use nicotine replacement products such as the nicotine patch, gum or lozenge. This is a science-based program that uses education, skills training and social support. Learn more »


1-800-QUIT-NOW is a free service that can help anyone who has decided to stop using tobacco products. A trained quit coach will offer one-on-one proactive counseling for tobacco users and their friends and family who are ready to quit using tobacco products. Learn more »

The Ex Plan is a free web-based quit plan based on research and practical experience from ex-smokers that helps you re-learn life without cigarettes. Users may interact online with others trying to quit and also receive help through free text messages. Learn more »

Louisvlle Metro’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness’ Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program aims to prevent initiation of tobacco use among young people, promote quitting among young people and adults, eliminate nonsmokers’ exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and identify and eliminate the disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups. Support for people who would like to quit is available by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW or at 574-STOP. Read more »

Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous is a non-profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. Find out more »

American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program

Telephone Support for Freedom from Smoking program is available at 1-800-548-8252. Online support is also available at