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Tobacco Cessation

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Are you considering quitting tobacco? Do you want to have a conversation about your tobacco use and your future goals? Have you already quit, and do you want encouragement or strategies to continue? Are you curious about what to do if you’ve relapsed?

We would love to meet you and support you! Quitting can be hard, and it is also possible. Whether this is your first quit attempt or you’ve tried before, we want to help you find what works for you.

What support to expect:
Students can meet with a Tobacco Cessation Specialist in the Office of Health Promotion to discuss tobacco goals, personalized quit strategies, and possible use of nicotine replacement therapy. Students can make an appointment with a General Medicine nurse practitioner to discuss prescription and over-the-counter medications. After an appointment, a Tobacco Cessation Specialist can check on any student who would like ongoing support.

All appointments are held at Student Health, and they are confidential and free of charge.

Medications are available at Student Health Pharmacy and other local pharmacies, and costs may be covered by insurance.

To make an appointment:

  • Sally Dover, Office of Health Promotion
    (434) 924-1512
  • Deborah Murren, General Medicine
    (434) 982-3915
    Healthy Hoos

Additional support for quitting tobacco:

  1. Smokefree.gov
    Practical online tools to help build a quit plan, quit, and stay quit. Experts are available via phone or live chat.
  2. Quit Now Virginia
    Free hotline with a phone support program for making a quit plan and choosing medication.
  3. American Cancer Society
    Information about quitting tobacco, plus how to support a friend.

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