Tobacco Cessation

Stopping smoking or tobacco use is not easy. The addictive nature of cigarettes and chewing tobacco is extremely strong. Fortunately, the University offers a number of programs to support you in your efforts to quit - emotionally and financially.

UI Policies and Resources

 Includes information and maps regarding the Tobacco Free Campus Policy. 


liveWELL offers a free one-on-one Health Coach Service to assist in tobacco cessation and other lifestyle improvement areas. When working in conjunction with a Health Coach, UI employees can receive reimbursement for receipts totaling up to $500 for Nicotine Replacement Therapy or other smoking cessation medications. For assistance contact us via email or call 319-353-2973.

Quitline Iowa

Quitline Iowa is a toll-free statewide smoking cessation telephone counseling line. Trained counselors provide individuals with assistance in stopping smoking. 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669.

Additional Resources

American Cancer Society - Guides to quitting, research and fact sheets. 
American Heart Association - Guides to quitting, tips for ex-smokers, stress management strategies. 
American Lung Association - Stop smoking guide