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 quitting or who are ready to quit. If you require any accommodations or other assistance to participate in any of these programs, please contact tobaccofree@uc.edu. You can also download the Tobacco Free UC Resource Guide.

The American Cancer Society and Surgeon General share that "smoking cessation (stopping smoking) represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives."  Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. They share just a few benefits of quitting smoking for good:

  • In as little as 20 minutes after the last use of tobacco, the heart rate drops and returns to normal.
  • 12 hours after quitting: the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal
  • 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting: your circulation improves, and your lung function increases
  • Read more about How to Quit Smoking or Smokeless Tobacco.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Quitting tobacco use can be tough, but you increase your chances of success when you get help. Below are some resources and information available to help you get started or keep going on your path to quitting.

  • Anthem’s website offers a variety of resources and support. Using you Anthem log in information, you can find cessation resources under the “Care” tab then click “Health and Wellness Center”.
  • 24/7 Nurseline: Call the 24/7 NurseLine to talk with a registered nurse about your health concern. Whether it’s a question about allergies, fever, types of preventive care or any other topic, nurses are always there to provide support and peace of mind. And, if you want, a nurse will call you later to see how you’re doing.

Freshstart is designed by the American Cancer Society to help participants plan a successful quit attempt.  These on-campus and virtual sessions meet participants where they are while being in a supportive group or one-on-one setting. Attending all sessions increases one's chance to succeed!  For more information or to get started, please contact  tobaccofree@uc.edu.

  • If you want to quit tobacco use or learn more about the impact of secondhand smoke, UC's Employee Assistance Plan provider, Impact Solutions, provides free education self-help materials.
  • Call Impact Solutions today at 1-800-227-6007 or visit their website at http://bit.ly/ImpactEAP and click on "Addition Center" icon. From there you can:
    • Click on "Resources" and choose " Tobacco" to learn more about quitting.
    • Review articles, listen to audio or watch video content, take advantage of resources and checklists specific to smoking and review some frequently asked questions.

Quitlogix is an evidence-based program with web-based resources and/or 5 sessions of telephonic health coaching with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help you create a quit plan and strategies to help you stay committed. Call 855-372-0046 or visit QuitLogix's website.

Student Resources

Quitting tobacco use can be tough, but you increase your chances of success when you get help. Below are some resources and information available to help you get started or keep going on your path to quitting. Visit Student Wellness Center for more resources.

CAPS can provide additional information, resources and support through your quit journey. Find out more about CAPS and their offerings by calling 513-556-0648 or visiting Counseling and Psychological Services

Freshstart is designed by the American Cancer Society to help participants plan a successful quit attempt.  These on-campus and virtual sessions meet participants where they are while being in a supportive group or one-on-one setting. Attending all sessions increases one's chance to succeed! 

To register, fill out the Freshstart Student Session Form!

Quitlogix is an evidence-based program with web-based resources and/or 5 sessions of telephonic health coaching with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help you create a quit plan and strategies to help you stay committed. Call 855-372-0046 or visit QuitLogix's website.

University Health Services is the home of two campus health locations, a campus pharmacy, and UC Student Health Insurance. UHS also provides nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). University Health Services website offers an abundance of information or call 513-556-2564.

Local and National Resources

There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to quitting and reducing tobacco use. Below are some helpful articles and resources to learn more: