Stopping smoking or tobacco use is not easy. The addictive nature of cigarettes, vaping, and chewing tobacco is extremely strong. Fortunately, the university offers programs to support you—emotionally and financially—in your efforts to quit.
UI Policies and Resources
Includes information and maps regarding the Tobacco Free Campus Policy.
liveWELL's free one-on-one Health Coach Service can assist in tobacco cessation and other lifestyle improvements. 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 email liveWELL or call 319-353-2973.
Quitline Iowa is a toll-free statewide smoking cessation telephone counseling line. Trained counselors provide individuals with assistance in stopping smoking: 800-QUIT-NOW or 800-784-8669.
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.
BecomeanEX.org: free digital resource to help tobacco users quit. This resource includes an active social community, text and email messaging support, expert guidance and interactive quitting tools.