Smoking Cessation Program
Welcome to Student Health Services' Smoking Cessation Program! We are here to assist you in your goal to be tobacco free!
Who is Eligible?
Any SU student who desires to reduce the amount that they smoke or use
smokeless tobacco, or is motivated enough to quit completely. It doesn't
matter if you live on or off campus, or if you are full or part time. We
take everybody who wants to quit!
Services available include:
- Medical assessment for nicotine replacement aids
- Nicotine replacement including gum, or the patch or prescriptions for oral medication (Zyban)
- Support program that will help you set a QUIT date
- Identify your smoking triggers, and help you develop strategies for reducing the amount and frequency with which you smoke
and/or maintaining non-smoking behaviors.
How the program works:
Step One: Make an appointment with a healthcare provider in Student
Health. They will check you out medically, educate you about nicotine
replacement, and help you decide which nicotine replacement aid may be
best for you.
Step Two: Your SHS healthcare provider will connect you to the smoking
cessation support program. This voluntary program will put you in touch
with peers who support your endeavor and help you identify and maintain
non-smoking strategies. The support program is designed so that you can
attend as little as one session and as many as twelve. We want you to be
successful! Research shows that students engaged in a support program
are far more successful than those who try to do it on their own!
Step Three: If you desire, additional support and hypnosis/relaxation
skills are available through Student Counseling Services. We can provide
a referral for these services if you feel they may be helpful. Many
people have found that hypnosis or relaxation skills help them reduce
their craving for nicotine. Usually one session with a counselor where a
tape that you can use at home is developed, is all it takes!
There is a $10.00 patient visit fee for your first appointment. The
nicotine replacement aids and support program are free.
For more information on smoking cessation see
Smoking Reduction Tips.
Call Student Health Services at 410-543-6262 to set up an appointment.