Tobacco

We love smokers! We have a bumper sicker in our office that reads:

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Quitting is hard. It’s our job to make it easier. Over the years students have taught us a lot about quitting strategies that work in college. We use a combination of behavioral strategies and medications depending upon how the person wants to approach the issue. 

Quitting and the best analogy ever:

Tobacco cessation strategies and medicines are like shoes….

You know how you try on shoes? And some fit. And some don’t. But you don’t give up wearing shoes? That’s the way it is with tobacco cessation strategies and medications. You try them on and see how they work for you. Just don’t quit on quitting. Every quit attempt gives you more wisdom and insights.

There are currently 7 approved medications for tobacco cessation.

If you are a student, call the clinic and get a half hour appointment for tobacco cessation (MPC 804 828-8828 or MCV 804 828-9220). What have you got to lose? The expensive tobacco you are tired of? Give us a try. If you are a part time student, we will still help you too without the part time student health fee.

FREE QUIT KITS and more information: VCU students can get FREE QUIT Kits at either The Well or the Student Health Clinic. For more information on quitting tobacco Linda Hancock  quit@vcu.edu or call her at 828-7815.

VA State Quitline Anyone can call 1 800 QUIT NOW to schedule FREE telephone consults. Those who call the quit line are much more likely to succeed in quitting and it’s FREE.

GLBTQ2IA students & Tobacco (Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning Intersexed and Allies) We have a special place in our hearts for GLBT students. This population has been heavily target marketed by the industry over the years. Make an appointment with Linda Hancock and she will do all she can to help you get free of tobacco. (link to pdf from the national glbt quitline)

Links

Bacchus Network
tobaccofreeU.org 
college resources for both prevention and cessation

Attack Project in California
attacktobacco.org
resource for colleges and organizations wanting to counter tobacco industry targeting of young adults

Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium
ttac.org/college/
provides guidance to college leaders with tobacco policies and programs

Virginia Department of Health Tobacco Use Control Project
http://www.vahealth.org/cdpc/TUCP/
virginia resources and info on the 1 800 QUIT NOW help line

U.S. Department of Defense
youcanquit2.org
resources for young adult military members, including quit calculator on how much you save

Pfizer Product and Support
Chantix.com
Facts about Chantix, how to get a quit coach, etc

National LGBT Tobacco Control Network
http://www.lgbttobacco.org/
Resources for eliminating disparity and supporting LGBT populations who have been heavily target marketed by the industry

Contact Us

815 S. Cathedral Place
Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) VCU-WELL (828-9355)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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