Do you need help with quitting and staying tobacco-free?
UK Health & Wellness offers free Tobacco Cessation Coaching to help you successfully quit using tobacco. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is available to eligible participants enrolled in this program.
You will work with your coach to:
- 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 or lozenges.
- Explore options, including medications and behavior changes and pick strategies that work for you!
Who is eligible?
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.
I truly could not have quit smoking without this program and your guidance. I’ve quit several times and always started back, I don’t think that will be the case this time. I’m prepared now! I’m more than appreciative of the University (and you) for this invaluable resource. The gum really works! I’m living proof. Thank you again!
-- Jason Varney, UK employee
UK's campus is tobacco-free
The University of Kentucky campus became completely tobacco-free on all campus grounds and parking areas on November 19, 2009, coinciding with the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout®, held annually on the third Thursday in November. The tobacco-free policy, which prohibits the use of all tobacco products on all grounds and parking areas (traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chew, pipes, cigars, hookah or waterpipe smoking, snus, snuff, etc.), applies to all areas of the contiguous UK campus in Lexington, indoors and out. As of April 2015, UK joins over 1,000 Tobacco-free Campuses in the U.S. Learn more about Tobacco-Free UK.