Find Help to Quit Using Tobacco
The University is committed to linking individuals with resources to help break the tobacco addiction. Interested?
Start here: 802 Quits — Find Vermont-specific help and resources, including free gum/lozenges/patches and a Vermont Quit Partner at www.802quits.org. This local service provides help online, in-person and by phone. Visit the website or call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).
Telephone, local, and online support are available for Vermonters looking to quit smoking or get more information.
Coaching and Support Options
- Call 800-784-8669 (800-QUIT NOW) for free phone coaching with no strings attached.
- Find advice, tips and resources at 802Quits.org. (For instance, figure out what type of smoker you are and sign up for regular e-mails that may help you quit.) 802Quits.org can also link you up with nicotine replacement options (see below).
- Faculty and Staff can find help and resources through InvestEAP. Visit their website at InvestEAP.org or call 866-660-9533.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy Can Double the Chance of Success
In addition to coaching and support, there are several nicotine replacement options available free to Vermonters who get quit coaching through 802Quits.org. This resource, offered through the Vermont Department of Health, offers free nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges to people who are looking to quit. Vermonters who sign up for free quit coaching can get home delivery of these nicotine replacement products. Read this article for more information.
The University of Vermont Medical Center's Tobacco Cessation Program
The University of Vermont Medical Center's Community Health Improvement provides classes based on the American Cancer Society's freshstart program that run 4 weeks. Classes offer information about tobacco use, nicotine replacement, stress management, and group support. Call (802) 847-6541 or visit their website for information about Ready-Set-Stop! cessation classes, ongoing support, individual coaching, and resources.
Other Quit Resources
- Great American Smokeout
- American Lung Association
Helpful Quit Apps