The UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center provides four free nicotine counseling sessions per employee per calendar year. The sessions are conducted by licensed mental health professionals either in one-on-one or group counseling sessions. These tobacco cessation sessions are offered in addition to the free benefit of up to 12 counseling sessions per year available to UAB, UAB Medicine, and VIVA employees and members of their immediate households. Must attend all 4 classes in the series in order to receive certificate of completion.

Group Counseling

Registration is now open for 2018 group counseling sessions starting in January and February.* Go to and enroll in “Smoking Cessation” under the catalog tab, or see program flyer for more information.

  • January group meets Thursdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m., starting Jan. 4
  • February group meets Tuesdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m., starting Feb. 6

One-on-One Counseling

To schedule a one-on-one counseling session, contact the EACC at 205-934-2281. Or follow the links below for more information on Tobacco Cessation resources and policies at UAB.

UAB Nonsmoking Policies & Resources | Tobacco Surcharge FAQs


*To be eligible to apply for a Discontinuation of Tobacco Surcharge, UAB Benefits recipients must enroll by Jan. 31, 2018, AND attend all four classes in their session to receive Certificate of Completion.