Tobacco Cessation Resources
Smoking Cessation Program
Are you ready to become a non-smoker for life? You can attempt to join a Cooper/Clayton Smoking Cessation program in your community often for FREE. This 13 week program uses proven methods to help people stop smoking. The program involves nicotine replacement products (gum, patches and lozenges), education sessions and group support. Visit the Kentucky Cancer Program for more information.
1-800-QUIT-NOW is a free service that can help anyone who has decided to stop using tobacco products. A trained quit coach will offer one-on-one proactive counseling for tobacco users and their friends and family who are ready to quit using tobacco products.
EKU employees are welcome to visit the EKU Tobacco Cessation page at EKU for current information regarding campus programs and opportunities for any EKU employee who desires to stop using tobacco products.
The Ex Plan is a free web-based quit plan based on research and practical experience from ex-smokers that helps you re-learn life without cigarettes. Users may interact online with others trying to quit and also receive help through free text messages.
Nicotine Anonymous is a non-profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids.
Freedom from Smoking Program
Telephone Support for Freedom from Smoking program is available at 1-800-548-8252. Online support is also available.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Medications
Employees - as well as spouses, sponsored dependents, and dependents 18 years of age and older - on EKU health insurance plans can receive nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patches, sprays, inhalers or lozenges - generic brand), sustained release bupropion (generic brand) and Chantix (varenicline) with a $0 co-pay from any pharmacy with a prescription. These five nicotine replacement medications and two non-nicotine replacement medications are approved by the FDA for smoking cessation treatment and are recommended by the United States Public Health Service 2008 Clinical Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.