Resources for UK Faculty and Staff and Their Spouses or Sponsored Dependents

  • UK Health & Wellness Tobacco Cessation - UK Health & Wellness offers free Tobacco Cessation Coaching via a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist to help YOU successfully quit tobacco. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is available to eligible participants enrolled in this program.
    You will work with your coach to: Regular employees (0.5 - 1.0 full-time equivalency) and their spouses/sponsored dependents may participate. UK retirees and their spouses/sponsored dependents may also participate.
    What's the next step?
    Click here to schedule an appointment with a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.
    • Establish a support system for tobacco cessation, identify behaviors that inhibit tobacco cessation, and create a plan to quit.
    • Get information and support on how to quit and stay quit.
    • Get free nicotine replacement patches, gum, and lozenges.
    • Explore options, including medications and behavior changes, and pick strategies that work for you!
  • UK Tobacco Treatment Specialist - BeQUIT Tobacco Cessation - Individualized treatment for quitting tobacco use is offered to UK patients, employees, spouses, sponsored dependents and retirees (including free nicotine replacement for UKHMO members) and for members of the community. Contact Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist at 859-323-4222 or email for more information.  To schedule an appointment, contact the Internal Medicine clinic at 859-323-0303. A series of group classes are also offered as needed.
  • UK Work + Life Connections - Located at 155 Seaton Center. Call (859) 257-9433. This office offers assessments, brief counseling, education and referral to UK employees.  Visits are limited to 5 times per year.
  • UK Prescription Benefit Coverage of Smoking Cessation Call (859) 218-5979 for more information.
  • Fayette County Health Department Adult and Youth Tobacco Cessation Programs – Call (859) 288-2327 for more information.
  • Kentucky Cancer Program: Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking - An evidence-based 13-week program led by trained facilitators that combines the use of nicotine replacement products with group support. Call 859-219-0772 (Lexington) or 606-784-6458 (statewide) for more information.
  • Become an Ex - The EX plan teaches you how to re-learn life without cigarettes in 3 steps - all geared to help make the seemingly impossible possible.
  • There’s an app for that: 
    • Check out these apps to help you quit.
    • NCI QuitPal is a free smartphone app to support smokers working to become smoke-free. This interactive app is developed using proven quit strategies and tools to help change behavior and assist you with giving up smoking.
    • Smokefree Teen QuitSTART is another free smartphone app to help track your cravings and moods, monitor your progress, identify your smoking triggers, and upload personalized “pick me ups” and reminders to use during challenging times to help you successfully become and stay smokefree."