Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they have support, such as:
- Telephone smoking-cessation hotlines
- Stop-smoking groups
- Online quit groups
- Nicotine replacement products
- Prescription medicine to lessen cravings
- Guide books
- Encouragement and support from friends and family members
Telephone stop-smoking hotlines are an easy-to-use resource, and they are available in all 50 states. To kick the habit today, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
UAB Nonsmoking Policy:
All buildings, facilities, and spaces (including covered walkways and covered parking) that are owned, rented, or leased by UAB are nonsmoking areas. The complete UAB Nonsmoking policy.
Tobacco Cessation Resources Available For UAB Faculty And Staff: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.
Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy
UAB News Story: UAB Medicine announces tobacco-free hiring policy
Telephonic and Online Counseling
Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the Alabama Department of Public Health QUIT NOW program. The 1-800-QUITNOW program offers free online and telephonic cessation coaching and 2 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy.
Tobacco Cessation Counseling
UAB faculty and staff members are eligible for 4 free tobacco cessation counseling sessions at the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center with licensed counselors. These 4 sessions are in addition to the 12 sessions per year allocated to faculty and staff. Additional details about the counseling benefits are available at www.uab.edu/eap.
Tobacco Cessation Benefits
In 2014, UAB pharmacy plans will include tobacco cessation products covered at no co-pay and will require a prescription to be dispensed under the pharmacy benefit. Tobacco cessation coverage will have an annual limit of two, 12-week cycles (168 days) of treatment. Treatment can consist of generic nicotine replacement products such as the patch, lozenge and gum, generic Zyban or the brand Chantix. These benefits are being offered in conjunction with Beat the Pack classes and 1-800-QUITNOW coaching to help our faculty and staff.
The Alabama Tobacco Quitline offers FREE information to anyone interested in quitting tobacco use, or to anyone who wants more information about quitting. The Quitline offers FREE master's level counseling, a personalized quit plan, and four weeks of free nicotine patches if you are enrolled in counseling. All Quitline services and AlabamaQuitNow services are FREE to Alabama residents. Call 1-800-QUITNOW or 1-800-784-8669 or Online Counseling Information.
Alabama Tobacco Quitline – 1-800-QUITNOW
Helpful Resources to Help You Quit Smoking
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||Using the Buddy System to Help You Stay Quit
|Feeling Better Day by Day
||Staying Motivated to Quit
|Smoking Quit Plan
||Personal Progress Tracker
|Tracking Triggers and Planning Ahead
||31 Things to Do Handout