Events & Tobacco Cessation Resources

Quitting or reducing tobacco use can be hard and is different for each person.  Tobacco Free UC is here to provide support and resources for students, faculty and staff who are thinking about qutting or who are ready to quit.

Below are various events and cessation offerings in group and one-on-one settings.  If you require any accommodations or other assistance to participate in any of these programs, please contact

Upcoming Events

Tobacco Free UC One Year Anniversary – Summer & Fall 2018

  • Celebrate this milestone and recognize the UC Community that has been integral in the policy and intiative.  Various events will be held.  Join us for fun, treats, free giveaways, and appearances by the Tobacco Free T. rex!
    • Wednesday, June 27th, 9am-1pm, Teachers-Dyer Complex (Main Campus), partnering with Be Well UC's Live Happy & Be Well Event, all are welcome!
    • Week of August 20th (Date and time coming soon!), Muntz Commons (UC Blue Ash), partnering with Welcome Weekend festivities, all students are welcome!
    • Sunday, Aug. 26th, 1– 5 pm, McMicken Commons (Main Campus, Rain location: Catskellar), partnering with Welcome Weekend festivities, all students are welcome!
    • Week of August 27th (Date and time coming soon!), The Commons (UC Clermont), partnering with Welcome Weekend festivities, all students are welcome!
Tobacco Free UC One Year Celebrations Flyer

Cessation Offerings

Freshstart Sessions

Freshstart is designed by the American Cancer Society to help participants plan a successful quit attempt.  These sessions meet participants where they are while being in a supportive group setting. Attending all sessions increases one's chance to succeed!
Participants learn interactively about effective strategies to help them prepare for a successful quit attempt.  Below are the themes for the sessions.
  • Decide to Quit
  • Plan to Quit
  • Your Quit Day
  • Staying Quit

One-on-one and group sessions are available.

Times don't work for you, want more information, or have questions?
Email or call (513) 556-0116. 

  • Confidential, individualized sessions.
  • FREE!
  • Open to the UC Community (faculty, staff and students)! Loved ones are welcome to join for any session.
  • Includes FREE Participant Resource Packet and Quit Kit
Express Freshstart Group Schedule
Freshstart Students flyer

Event Snapshots

Check out the images below from various Tobacco Free UC events!

Kick Butts Day - March 21, 2018

The Tobacco Free UC T. rex traveled around the Main and Medical campuses to let people know about Kick Butts Day and the Tobacco Free UC policy and resources.

T. rex at MSB
T Rex. at McMicken
T Rex. at Medical Sciences Building
T. rex at French West Hall
T. rex at MSB
T. rex with OneStop team
T. rex at West Charlton
T. rex and Bearcats

Bearcats Block Party - April 6, 2018

Bearcat at Tobacco Free UC table
Student with Tobacco Free UC frame
Student 2 with Tobacco Free UC frame
President Pinto with Be Well UC team

Spring Fling at UC Clermont - April 11, 2018

Dean Bauer with T. rex

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