Tobacco-Free Campus Cessation Help

Tobacco-Free Campus Cessation Help

Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative

  1. Illinois Quit Line:
    DACC had entered into a partnership with the Illinois Tobacco Quitline (ITQL), a free program that offers individualized, confidential counseling and support from trained Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Tobacco Addiction Specialists. In addition to counseling, those who continue to be active in the program will also receive free nicotine replacement patches to further assist you to be successful at quitting. In fact, even without the nicotine replacement therapy, the Illinois Quitline states that, "almost 60% of Quitline callers quit smoking." To sign up for the program, contact Shelby at smay@dacc.edu. For more information, check out the ITQL website at http://www.quityes.org, or call 1-866-QUIT-YES.
  2. Freedom From Smoking Program:
    If you feel you will be more successful in a classroom/group setting, DACC will also be offering Freedom From Smoking classes, beginning this fall. Developed by the American Lung Association, the Freedom From Smoking program helps you work through the process of quitting in a group setting. 8 classes will be offered over a 7-week period, each class is 2 hours in length and lead by trained instructors. Nicotine replacement therapy will also be used in conjunction with the program to assist in increasing success at quitting. According to the American Lung Association, "People who use the program are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who quit on their own." Classes will be offered through Corporate and Community Education; there will be a small fee for this program. For more information, contact Shelby at smay@dacc.edu.

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