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 mary.schmidt-owens@ucf.edu. Classes are offered on an as-needed basis.

Student Health Services Pharmacy

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

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.

Quit Smoking Now

Offered by the Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) network, Quit Smoking Now provides you with support, guidance and resources to help you quit smoking. The program is always free and open to the public. For more information visit www.ahectobacco.com or call 877.848.6696.

The Florida Quitline

Free resources available to Florida residents who are ready to make an attempt at quitting. Options include face-to-face counseling, web program or an integrated web/phone program. For more information visit www.quitnow.net/florida or call 877.U.CAN.NOW.

Smokefree TXT

SmokefreeTXT is a mobile service designed for young adults across the United States. SmokefreeTXT was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good.

Smokefree QuitGuide

Smokefree QuitGuide is a mobile app designed by tobacco control professionals and cessation counselors, with the help of ex-smokers and experts to help smokers prepare to quit smoking and support them in the days and weeks after they quit.

Smokers Anonymous

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.

Quitza

Quitza is a social media site aimed at helping users quit smoking. The site includes personalized statistics, community support, and milestones & awards.

Smoke-Free Campuses Guide

Tobacco Free College CampusesResources, Tools and Support to Keep Students Healthy at School

 

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