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Interested in Quitting or Reducing Tobacco Use?


Quitting tobacco is hard. Tobacco Free UC can help. Learn more about the tobacco cessation resources available to UC faculty, staff and students.

Date: 1/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
By: Ashley Martin
Phone: (513) 556-0116

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Whether you are a student, faculty or staff, there are tobacco cessation resources available to you.  With tobacco use being the number one cause of preventable death and disease here in the United States, Tobacco Free UC is here to support your decision to quit or reduce your use (CDC, 2017).  All of the resources mentioned below are available at www.uc.edu/tobaccofree

Available to all UC faculty, staff and students:

  • QuitLogix – A quit line service utilizing 5 sessions of telephonic health coaching with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and/or online resources. Call 855-372-0046 or visit univcincinnati.quitlogix.org to get started.
  • Freshstart® sessions – Designed by the American Cancer Society to help participants plan a successful quit attempt. 

    Students are offered three sessions with the Student Wellness Center.  A date, time and location that is convenient for them can be requested using CampusLink.

    Faculty and staff can RSVP for group sessions with HR EDGE or email tobaccofree@uc.edu if interested in one-on-one sessions. The next group offering starts at 8 a.m. Feb. 6 at UC Clermont in Snyder Hall room 143.

Faculty and Staff Specific Resources:

  • Impact Solutions – UC’s Employee Assistance Program provides an online “Quit Center” to develop a personal quit plan and/or 5 free telephonic sessions with a Quit Specialist. Call 1-800-227-6007 or visit the UC Impact Solutions website to get started.
  • Anthem Medical Plan – If you are enrolled in this health plan, there is the 24/7 Nurse Line, Healthy Lifestyles Online program, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) available.  Call the 24/7 Nurse Line at 888-249-3820. Log into your Anthem account to access the Healthy Lifestyles program for tools and resources to help with behavior change.  See a list of over-the-counter NRT products that are fully covered on the Faculty/Staff Resources page.
  • Be Well UC – UC’s employee wellness program offers points and incentives for completing a Tobacco Affidavit, tobacco cessation Wellness Workshop, and/or attending tobacco cessation sessions.  All who are actively employed and enrolled in the UC Anthem medical plan are eligible for incentives.  Learn more about the 2018 Incentives.  Reach out to Ashley Martin, the Wellness Coordinator, at ashley.martin@uc.edu or 513-556-0116 for additional information, referrals and resources.

Student Specific Resources:

  • Student Wellness Center – A UC office that provides health education programming and resources, as well as cessation classes.  Reach out to Sarah Blanton, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Coordinator, at sarah.blanton@uc.edu or 513-556-6124 for additional information, referrals, and resources.
  • University Health Services (UHS) – An on campus health care office for registered students.  Students interested in Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can learn more from the UHS Pharmacy by calling 513-558-7333 or visiting their website.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – A UC office that provides counseling services, information and support for students.  Call 513-556-0648 for more details. 
A friendly reminder that tobacco use is prohibited on any campus owned or leased properties. This applies to all faculty, staff, students and visitors. Questions? Reach out to tobaccofree@uc.edu.