Tobacco Cessation Resources Available for UAB Faculty And Staff:
During this year’s active Open Enrollment, 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 below by Jan. 31, 2016, 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.
UAB Nonsmoking Policy:
Use of tobacco or smoking-related products is prohibited within all buildings, facilities, vehicles, and spaces (including covered walkways, covered parking, parking lots, commons, parks, and campus greens) that are owned, rented, leased, or otherwise controlled by the University and otherwise in accordance with city ordinance. The complete UAB Nonsmoking policy.
Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy
Effective July 1, 2013, all new employees in the: UAB Health System, UAB Hospital, UAHSF, The Kirklin Clinic, The Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, OSF, Triton/VIVA, and UAB Health Centers will be tested for nicotine use as part of their pre-employment drug screening following a job offer. Those who test positive for nicotine use will not be hired.