Smoke-Free UofL

Info for Students


The university provides a variety of support for students who wish to quit smoking. For more information about any of these programs, call Campus Health Services at 852-6479 (Belknap) or 852-5446 (HSC).

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  1. Smoking Cessation Self-Management

    Nicotine Anonymous

    Find local meetings at

    American Lung Association

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

    STOP Kit

    Campus Health Services, 852-6479 (Belknap) or 852-5446 (HSC).

    Louisville Metro Health Department, (502-572-7867)

    Kentucky's Tobacco Quit Line

    1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

    A Quit Coach will help you decide if you’re ready to quit. When you are ready, your Quit Coach will help you plan how and when to quit. You can choose:

    • Phone support for 5-6 weeks from a Quit Coach
    • Referral to a 13- week Cooper-Clayton Program (using nicotine replacement)
      Classes are free at some locations and some cost $10. All require payment for nicotine replacement but some sites offer assistance for cost of nicotine replacement. Programs are offered at UofL, Louisville Metro Department for Health & Wellness sites (502-572-7867), Norton Hospitals (502-629-5500) and other area locations. Ask Quit Coach for details.

    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 »

    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 »

  2. Non-prescription Nicotine Replacement

    The university will provide one cycle of either nicotine patches or nicotine gum (roughly a three-month supply) per student. For more information, call Campus Health Services at 852-6479 (Belknap) or 852-5446 (HSC).

  3. Prescription Medication

    The following medications may be prescribed to help you stop smoking.

    • Varenicline (Chantix) + online assistance at
    • Bupriopion (Zyban, Wellbutrin)
    • Nicotine inhaler
    • Nicotine nasal spray

    Need Prescription Assistance? Call:
    Campus Health Services at 852-6479 (Belknap) or 852-5446 (HSC)

    You can also contact Partnership for Prescription Assistance at 1-888-477-2669 or