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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Smoking Cessation Self-Management
Find local meetings at www.nicotine-anonymous.org
American Lung Association
Telephone Support for Freedom from Smoking Phone Support:1-800-548-8252. Online support is also available at www.ffsonline.org
Campus Health Services, 852-6479 (Belknap) or 852-5446 (HSC).
Louisville Metro Health Department, (502-572-7867)
Kentucky's Tobacco Quit Line
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.
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 »
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).
The following medications may be prescribed to help you stop smoking.
- Varenicline (Chantix) + online assistance at www.chantix.com
- 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 www.pparx.org