Health and Wellness


Tobacco Cessation Resources


Self Help Resources

Sometimes all you need are the right tools. Here are some helpful resources that anyone can use to make quitting just a little easier.

  • Read the book: The No Nag, No Guilt, Do it Your Own Way Guide to Quitting Smoking. Call Health Plus at 343-8943 or email Health Plus to receive a copy.
  • Get your free tool-kit. A variety of useful items are included in this useful kit, including a book, mints, quick tips and more. Stop by Health Plus or call 343-8943 to get one.
  • Visit to create your quit plan, track your progress, and even calculate how much money you will save by kicking the habit!
  • Download the FREE QuitSTART or QuitPal app on your mobile device. These apps help you track cravings, monitor progress toward milestones, track money saved, identify your triggers, even upload “pick me ups” and reminders!

Medical Resource

If you’ve tried to quit before and had problems with nicotine withdrawal or cravings, you might want to consider medication.

  • See your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for help. Your PCP can provide counseling, advice on nicotine replacement, and may prescribe medicine to help you quit. Find a provider by calling 936-MYMD (6963).
  • The Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) Quit Rx Smoking Cessation program includes coaching through Health Plus, a customized quit plan, and up to 2 months of medication when indicated. Call 936-0955 to schedule an appointment.

Support Resource

Quitting smoking is tough, and you don’t have to go it alone. Here’s how to get support.

  • Get a coach! Health Plus offers faculty and staff individualized support, by phone or in person, to help you become tobacco free. To make an appointment with a wellness coach, call 343-8943 or email
  • Learn relaxation techniques and stress resilience from a licensed counselor at Work/Life Connections-EAP. Make an appointment by calling 936-1327.
  • Call the Tennessee Department of Health at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit the website. You will receive a free tobacco quit kit, work with a quit coach and get help learning to deal with tobacco cravings and other challenges.
  • Sign up for SmokefreeTXT – a mobile text messaging service providing 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to help smokers quit.

Additional Information

American Cancer Society Stop Smoking Quiz

Medical Options for Tobacco Cessation

American Lung Association: Stop Smoking

American Cancer Society

Tobacco Cessation FAQs for Vanderbilt University Faculty and Staff

Tobacco Cessation FAQs for Vanderbilt University Medical Center Faculty and Staff

Keywords: cancer prevention, tobacco, smoking, quit, nicotine

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in Health and Wellness, Living Healthy, Feeling Good, Resource Articles and tagged , , ,


5 Comments on “Tobacco Cessation Resources”

I’ve never smoked and never wanted to.

Carmen Adkisson on October 28th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I have never smoked.

penny crain on October 31st, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I will attempt to avoid second hand smoke.

penny crain on October 31st, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I have stopped smoking

maddenjj on October 16th, 2014 at 8:31 am

I stopped smoking at age twenty. Only smoked for one year.

wolf, Cynthia A. on October 31st, 2014 at 7:46 am

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