Making the decision to quit smoking is not easy, but you do not have to go it alone. There are many cessation resources available for both students and employees who are interested in quitting. Please look below for a list of resources to help you on your cessation journey and check back often for updated information.
Get Help Online
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC conducts and supports health promotion, prevention and preparedness activities in the United States with goal of improving overall public Health. This link gives you tips on how to manage cravings.
Smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
Beginning March 13, 2017, the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline will mail directly to callers a no-cost, two-week supply of nicotine gum, patches or lozenges to any Nebraska resident over the age of 18 who is ready to quit tobacco. This offer is available while supplies last!
Call the Quitline 24/7 to learn how you can receive a two-week supply of no-cost medications to help you quit.
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.
Killthecan.org is a resource to help quit chewing tobacco.
Truth Initiative emphasizes tobacco use prevention and cessation in youth and young adults. Provides tobacco-free information and tobacco use cessation resources.
An online version of the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking Clinic, ranked the most effective cessation program available. Requires the purchase of a membership ($99.95) that includes nine sessions, live telephone and chat support, and 12 months of program access.
Get Help From Apps
QuitGuide is a free app that helps you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to become and stay smokefree
QuitSTART is a free app for teens and adults who want to quit smoking. QuitSTART gives you tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges to help you become smokefree and live healthier.
Get Help In Person
Charles Drew Health Center Behavioral Health Services
Offers smoking cessation counseling for patients
UNO Counseling Department Community Counseling Clinic
Offers low-cost ($10 per session) individual counseling with a counselor in-training for a variety of concerns, including tobacco use cessation.
For Faculty and Staff:
Best Care EAP
Occasionally offers a one-hour workshop, "Quit the Tobacco Habit." Check upcoming Staff Training and Development opportunities for dates.
Covers up to eight sessions per calendar year of tobacco/nicotine cessation counseling and prescription meds at 100 percent in network. See information from Human Resources for details (Benefits for Preventive Services).
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Nicotine Replacement Therapy including gums, lozenges and patches can help relieve physical withdrawal symptoms that may arise when you cease use of a tobacco product. When used correctly, studies show that NRT can double a person's chances of quitting successfully.
Information regarding NRT, including guidelines for usage, can be found at the American Cancer Society.
Guidance on the use of NRT is also included in the Freedom From Smoking clinics and online program.