How do I Quit?
Group Cessation Classes
Student Health Services offers a free 6-week class led by a “Quit Smoking Now” facilitator and is open to all members of the UCF community, including students, faculty, staff, family members, and more. This class includes free nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs), such as gum, lozenges, and patches.
To find out when the next class is starting, email email@example.com. Classes are offered on an as-needed basis.
Medical providers at the Health Center can assist those who would like to quit smoking with the aid of prescription cessation drugs, if appropriate. Call 407.823.2701 to schedule an appointment to discuss your goals and options.
The UCF Pharmacy offers nicotine replacement therapies at reduced prices. No appointment is necessary. Stop in and speak with a registered pharmacist. For more information visit the Pharmacy website or call 407.823.6337.
Wellness and Health Promotion Services offers a free, 5-session Tobacco Cessation Program designed to teach students tips and techniques for preparing to stop smoking, overcoming obstacles and withdrawal symptoms, preparing for triggers, and managing stress. This program is only available to students and features individualized assessments, treatment plans, and nicotine replacement patches. For more information, visit WHPS’ Quit Smoking page or call 407.823.5841.
Please note that students should consult a Student Health Services health care provider if they wish to incorporate a medication-based component (such as Zyban or Chantix) into their smoking cessation program.
Tobacco Free Florida offers a variety of cessation services and resources that are free and open to the public:
- Phone Quit: Call Tobaco Free Florida at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669) to speak with a trained Quit Coach® who will help you assess your addiction and create a personalized quit plan. You’ll have access to a Quit Coach® 24/7.
- Web Quit: Web Quit is a free online resource that gives you access to tools and tips to help you quit tobacco. Many people prefer to quit on their own and Web Quit can help. Web Quit is a proven approach that creates a personalized quit plan that you can follow at your own pace and in private. You’ll have access 24/7, to be able to track your progress, read blogs, and share your story if you’d like.
- Tools for Quitting: Tobacco Free Florida offers additional tools to help you quit on your own, even if you aren’t interested in phone, web, or group quit services. These include email tips, a downloadable Quit Guide, and a 2-Week Starter Kit (NRT Medication), which provides free nicotine replacement patches, gum, or lozenges to help you quit tobacco. (*if medically appropriate and 18 years of age or older).
Visit tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway for more information.
In partnership with Tobacco Free Florida, the Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program has two types of courses to help you quit: single session (meeting once) and multisession (meeting once a week for several weeks). They will provide you with the valuable tools you need to help you quit tobacco. The program is always free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ahectobacco.com or call 877.848.6696.
Smokers Anonymous is a self-help smoking cessation group that uses the principles and 12-step method of Alcoholics Anonymous as the basis for its program.
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