UAB faculty and staff enrolling in a UAB medical plan must declare whether they are a tobacco user, and the fee will be assessed accordingly. Cessation resources and discounted products are available to UAB employees; as part of the UAB employee benefits packages, tobacco cessation products are available at no co-pay with the annual limit of two 12-week cycles of treatment. If tobacco users would like the $50/month surcharge discontinued, they must register for one of the two cessation courses by a certain date and complete the course following registration.
- The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center offers four free tobacco counseling sessions, either in one-on-one or group sessions. Contact the EACC at 205-934-2281 or find more info at uab.edu/eacc.
- The Alabama State Quitline offers free coaching and a personalized quit plan, a five-call program one time per week, a completion certificate, and eight weeks of free nicotine patches based on eligibility. Contact the Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or find more info at quitnowalabama.com.