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Cessation Resources


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.

University-sponsored insurance for students, faculty, and staff covers prescribed smoking cessation products and other preventive at 100 percent.

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 Assistance

The university will offer the Freshstart smoking cessation program starting in May 2018 at no cost to students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in participating, email to sign up.

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


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

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