Tobacco Cessation

Well done on taking a step to quit tobacco use. We are committed to providing and identifying resources to support current tobacco users’ efforts to quit!  We recommend a combination of strategies including:  self-help quit guides, in-person and telephone counseling and support, and medications.

Self-help quitting guides:  Quit Kits can be requested online​.  The kits offer a range of items to assist students, staff, and faculty with efforts to quit using tobacco products.

Smokefree.gov:  Free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking

Tobacco Use Stops Here:  Stamps Health Services’ Pinterest board with tips to be tobacco free.

Zombie Smokeout Mobile Game:  Keeps your hands busy until the urge to smoke passes

In-person counseling and support

Students can meet with a tobacco treatment specialist to develop an individualized treatment plan.  
Email cessation@gatech.edu.

Students, staff, and faculty can participate in the American Lung Association, Freedom From Smoking®. The 8 sessions are delivered by a Georgia Tech, American Lung Association-trained facilitator in a small-group setting.  
Email cessation@gatech.edu.

Telephone counseling and support

Georgia Tobacco Quit Line:  A free and confidential service available to assist Georgians with quitting smoking and all forms of tobacco.  Call 1-877-270-STOP (877-270-7867)

Medications

Over the counter (OTC) nicotine replacement (NRT) products include skin patches, and chewing gum; all are available for students, staff, and faculty to purchase at the Stamps Health Services Pharmacy

ChantixTM (varenicline tartrate) and ZybanTM (buproprion) are two medicines that do not contain nicotine and are FDA approved smoking cessation products. Both are available in tablet form on a prescription-only basis, for students, at Stamps Health Services.