Smoking /Tobacco Cessation Programs

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  • New Employee
  • Current Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Faculty

Free Tobacco Cessation Resources

Quitting smoking isn't easy but it is a fight you can win. By using the free tobacco cessation resources, you can double your chance of being successful. By using these ideas you have a chance of quitting for good!

If you need extra support when you're ready to quit using tobacco, the UT SELECT and UTCONNECT Medical plans cover a variety of options at no out-of-pocket cost* to help you succeed. According to the CDC, the available tobacco cessation options, which include counseling services, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), and other medications, have all been shown to be effective for smokers who want extra help to quit.

When you stop smoking or using other forms of tobacco your body has to adjust to no longer having nicotine. Withdrawal from nicotine is different for everyone and it can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, for most people the worst of the symptoms last only a few days to a couple of weeks. Most people slip back into using tobacco within the first week of trying to quit, when the discomfort of withdrawal is the strongest. This is the time when extra resources can be most helpful in dealing with challenges like having trouble sleeping, irritability, restlessness, trouble concentrating, weight gain due to increased hunger, and others.

https://utsystem.edu/offices/employee-benefits/be-healthy/tobacco-cessation

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 817-272-5554 or email wellness@uta.edu