Resources for Becoming Tobacco-Free

Quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done. To have the best chance of quitting successfully, you need to know what you're up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. To get started, check out our UI Wellness Center Tobacco-Free Toolkit.

Here are some other resources to help you in your attempts to become tobacco-free (all service free unless noted):

Campus Resources (pdf):

  •  Employees:
    • Walk-in consults: Campus employees can meet with a trained cessation expert. Ask questions, learn about cessation resources, and make an action plan.
    • Quit Kits: Contact the UI Wellness Center for a free quit kit
    • Freedom from Smoking: A 7-week group cessation program offered by the UI Wellness Center.
    • Faculty/Staff Assistance Program: One-on-one counseling for employees to help cope with stress and anxiety from smoking cessation.
    • Insurance provider programs: Insurance providers offer options that include a combination of coaching and prescription or NRT therapy.
    • State Benefits: Illinois employees can receive up to a $200 rebate towards cessation program costs.
  • Students:
  • Employees and Students:
    • Nicotine Replacement Therapy Sales (NRT): Buy NRT at the Illini Union, ARC, CRCE, Ice Arena, State Farm Center, and some Housing facilities to help with cravings.

Community Resources:

Online Resources: