MSU offers smoking cessation programs for students, faculty

In 2016, Mississippi State University became a smoke-free campus.

Smoking cessation programs are offered to students and employees who wish to stop using tobacco products through the Longest Student Health Center and the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness. We focus on positive intervention and peer enforcement to promote our smoke-free campus. Although the university does not require faculty, staff, and students to stop smoking or using tobacco products, we expect the policy to be followed on university property. Smoking in any form, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes (vaping devices), hookah or any other similar device, is prohibited.

We offer support to our students and employees who wish to quit smoking or using tobacco products. These programs are free except for prescribed medications that may be needed.

For all MSU students and employees: Health Promotion and Wellness is hosting free group smoking cessation sessions to provide you with resources and support to help you quit smoking. To learn more about this program, contact Health Promotion and Wellness at [email protected] or 662-325-2090.

For all employees enrolled in the insurance plan, their spouse or dependents (18 years and older) also enrolled in the plan: Eligible participants may receive free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), gum, patches or lozenges. Coaching (support) session options include on-site, in-person, or by phone or computer. For more information or to register, contact Patricia Heflin at [email protected] or register at 1-866-939-4721.

For all Mississippi residents: The Mississippi Tobacco Quit Line is available. Eligible participants may receive free TRNs, gummies, patches, or lozenge coaching (support) session options, including on-site, in-person, phone, or computer. For more information or to register, call 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669) or visit www.QuitlineMS.com.

More information about MSU’s smoke-free policy and cessation programs is available at www.smokefree.msstate.edu.

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