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UAB faculty and staff enrolling in a UAB medical plan must declare whether they are a tobacco user, and a 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.

  • Tobacco Cessation Resources for Employees: The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center offers four free tobacco counseling sessions, either in one-on-one or group sessions. Visit the EACC online, or call 205-934-2281 for more information.
  • QUITNOW ALABAMA: Alabama State Quitline offers free coaching and a personalized quit plan, a five-call program, a completion certificate and up to eight weeks of free nicotine patches, based on eligibility. Contact 1-800-QUIT-NOW or learn more at quitnowalabama.com.
  • UAB Tobacco Surcharge FAQs
  • For additional tobacco cessation resources, visit uab.edu/loveyourlungs.


Tobacco Use Policy for UAB Employees

The 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. Visit the UAB Policies and Procedures Library to read the complete UAB Nonsmoking Policy.