Ready to quit? Strugging with cravings? We can help!
Whether you're ready to quit, aren't sure what to do, or just want help getting through the day without tobacco, these campus programs and online resources can help:
Tobacco treatment specialists
Students can schedule free one-on-one meetings with a tobacco treatment specialist. Call the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, (413) 545-2337.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)
The FSAP is a free resource for faculty and staff. Services are by appointment; call (413) 545-0350.
Students and University Health Services patients interested in using prescription medications to quit can call UHS, (413) 577-5101, for an appointment.
Acupuncture can be an effective adjunct to treatment for quitting tobacco. UHS' Acupuncture Clinic is open to students, faculty and staff by appointment; call (413) 577-6511. The Student Health Benefit Plan covers acupuncture at UHS. Treatment is also available on a fee-for-service basis; if your insurance plan covers acupuncture, you may submit claims to them for reimbursement.
Nicotine replacement therapy
Whether you are ready to quit tobacco or just worried about how to get throught the day without it, nicotine replacement therapy can help. The UHS Pharmacy offers the patch, gum or lozenge. Come to UHS and ask the pharmacist for a discount voucher for $10 off a two- week supply.
Help Line – Quit Works
Telephone counseling has been shown to double the chances of long-term quitting.The Massachusetts Smoker's Helpline is a free, confidential way to get support and information to help quit smoking. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Communicating about the policy
This video series, created by the University of California, provides examples of how to communicate the tobacco-free initiative: