Cessation and Treatment

Providing cessation on your college campus is crucial to the sucess of your tobacco-free policy. Campuses that provide comprehensive cessation resources, including on-campus counseling are more likely to face less resistance from individuals on campus.

General Resources

Healthcare

  • Medications for Smoking Cessation (American Academy of Family Physicians)
    FDA- approved smoking cessation products to help you quit
  • Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act (American Lung Association)
    The Affordable Care Act makes major changes to the health insurance market and also puts more focus on prevention in healthcare, which includes tobacco cessation.
  • Tobacco Cessation CPT Codes (American Academy of Family Physicians)
    The Affordable Care Act requires insurance plans to cover preventive services such as include tobacco use screening for all adults and adolescents and tobacco cessation counseling for adults and adolescents who use tobacco, and expanded counseling for pregnant women
  • Freshstart cessation program (American Cancer Society)

Strategies & Guidelines

Online Training

Online Support

  • Quitnet (School of Public Health at Boston University)
    Free online interactive program that blends proven scientific methods with web technology to customize a smoking cessation program for you.
  • TobaccoFreeU.org (The Bacchus Network)
    Helpful hints you can share with a smoker or use yourself to break free from tobacco.
  • SmokeFree.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
    Free information on quitting and support via chat room or phone.
  • BecomeAnEx.org (truth Initiative)
    Free web-based cessation program where registered users can learn about the quit process, create a quit plan, track their progress, and interact with other registered users in their community forum.
  • MyLastDip.com (Oregon Research Institute)
    Free self-help program designed specifically to help chewing and smokeless tobacco users quit for good
  • KillTheCan.org
    A resource to quit dip and chewing tobacco.
  • Nicotine Anonymous
    Nicotine Anonymous is a non-profit 12-step fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives.
  • This is Quitting (truth Initiative)
    Because you’re not the only one quitting right now. Get real quitters’ posts from across the web, add your voice to the fray, and use training tools to help you quit.

Apps and Text Services

  • This is Quitting (truth Initiative)
    Because you’re not the only one quitting right now. Get real quitters’ posts from across the web, add your voice to the fray, and use training tools to help you quit.
  • SmokeFree.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
    Free information on quitting and support via chat room or phone. Includes quitSTART, smokefreeTXT, and QuitGuide.
  • Craving to Quit (Claritas Mindscienes)
    21-day mindfulness-based wellness program based on a successful smoking cessation curriculum developed and tested at Yale University.
  • Text2Quit (Voxiva)
    Cessation program including text messages, emails, and access to a personal web portal.
  • Smart Quit (Fred Hutch Cancer Centers)
    Research-based smoking cessation program that is three times more effective than trying to quit on your own.
  • Quit Smoking iPhone & Android Apps (Healthline)
    Collection of top-rated apps geared toward making it easier to stop smoking.
  • Quitter’s Circle (American Lung Association and Pfizer)
    The Quitter’s Circle app allows smokers to create a Quit Plan, receive Quit Tips and form a Quit Team of supporters by inviting friends and family to participate.
  • Quitnet (School of Public Health at Boston University)
    Free online interactive program that blends proven scientific methods with web technology to customize a smoking cessation program for you.

Guides for Quitting

    • Learning About Healthy Living (LAHL)
      LAHL is a 20-session group treatment approach that was designed for use with smokers suffering from mental illness, but can be adapted for use with other populations with low motivation to quit.

    • Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Today (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
      38 page guide for smokers who have decided to quit or are thinking about quitting. Booklet provides tools and information for smokers through every stage of the quit process.

    • Smokeless Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
      Geared for young men who have decided to quit using spit tobacco or who are thinking about quitting. Guide includes reasons to quit, addresses myths about spit tobacco, and helps reader develop a quit plan.