The University of Texas at Austin supports its students, faculty and staff who want to quit using tobacco products by offering tobacco cessation programs at no or low cost.
Students may make an appointment with a UHS medical provider if they are interested in discussing the use of prescription medication to assist in quitting tobacco by calling 512-471-4955 or scheduling an appointment online.
|Become an Ex
The EX plan teaches you how to live life without cigarettes in 3 steps. It is based on scientific research and practical advice from ex-smokers.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) created Smokefree.gov to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Smokefree.gov offers smartphone apps and texting plans, as well as resources specific to individuals with a variety identities.
|Freedom from Smoking® Online Program
Program from the American Lung Association that includes a comprehensive variety of evidence-based, proven-effective cessation techniques.
|NRT Type||Description||Popular Brands|
|Gum or Lozenges||Type of chewing gum or lozenge that delivers nicotine to the bloodstream through tissues in the mouth.||Nicorette® (gum) and Commit® (lozenge)|
|Transdermal (Skin) Patches||Release nicotine through the skin||NicoDerm CQ®|
|Inhaler||A thin, plastic cartridge that contains a porous nicotine plug at its base. By puffing on the cartridge, a person extracts and absorbs nicotine vapor through the lining of their mouth.||Nicotrol®|
|Nasal Spray||An aerosol nicotine spray contained in a spray to deliver nicotine to the user through their nostrils and rapidly absorbed by the nasal membranes inside the nose.||Nicotrol® NS|
There are also non-addictive prescription medications such as bupropion (Wellbutrin®, Zyban®) and Varenicline (Chantix®). Using NRTs or prescription medications like these doubles the odds of successful quitting. A combination of these methods increases success rates even more.
|Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm by appointment|
University Health Services is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages, races, ethnicities, physical abilities or attributes, religions, sexual orientations, or gender identities/expression.
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