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Cessation Resources

On-Campus

Cessation Products

The Student Health Center Pharmacy stocks a variety of smoking cessation products, including prescription medications and over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy products such as nicotine patches and gum.

Most insurance plans cover prescribed smoking cessation products and other preventive options. Check with your provider for plan specific details.

Students can make an appointment at the Student Health Center to see a primary care provider for any questions regarding their medical options for tobacco cessation.

Cessation Classes

The Center for Health Education and Wellness and Be Well offer smoking cessation classes at no cost to students, faculty, and staff. This series of interactive, hour-long sessions is designed for groups of individuals interested in quitting tobacco use. Led by trained facilitators, the class provides strategies and resources that have been proven as effective approaches for quitting. The class helps participants reflect on and understand their own experiences with tobacco so they can tailor their quit attempt to what works best for them. If you are interested in participating, email bewell@utk.edu to sign up.

Cessation Events

The Center for Health Education and Wellness and Be Well host two annual events to encourage smoking cessation, share resources, and offer support and encouragement.

  • The Great American Smoke-Out (November 15, 2018)
  • It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee (February 4–8, 2019)

Quit resource packets with information about health benefits along with local and regional resources can be requested by emailing bewell@utk.edu.

Online

The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) is a free resource for all Tennessee residents to connect with a quit coach to serve as a guide through the process. Online support is also available.

SmokeFreeTXT is a free text messaging resource that offers 24/7 encouragement and advice.

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LiveStrong MyQuit Coach app (recommend for iPhone users)

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Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation app (recommended for Andriod users)


Visit Healthline for a list of additional recommended apps.

Local Area

Summit Medical Group offers free Fit to Quit smoking cessation group classes. Class locations include Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Greeneville, and Jefferson City. For more information about classes and registration, call 865-212-2281 or email healthed@summithealthcare.com.

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