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Tobacco Cessation Help

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Quit Tobacco. Be Bobcat Proud!

FREE Tobacco Cessation classes via the American Cancer Society's Freshstart Program® are available to all students on campus. If you want to quit tobacco or even if you are just thinking about it, this program is for you! You will learn about different strategies, techniques and medications that can assist you during tobacco cessation and make quitting easier.

Ohio University became a tobacco free campus on August 1, 2015. Considering the price of tobacco products, the adverse health effects associated with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, along with the trend that many employers do not want to hire tobacco users - the time to give quitting a try is now!

To complete the tobacco cessation program students will need to attend one class per week for four weeks. Upon completion participants will be eligible to receive free nicotine replacement therapy in the form of nicotine gum or nicotine patches.



Fall Semester 2016

The Freshstart Program consists of four classes that meet once per week. Classes are open and free to Ohio University students:




October 3 - October 24

3 pm - 4 pm

R egistration

Email Ann Addington at addingto@ohio.edu. If there is a conflict, individual classes or a second class will be scheduled.


For more information about Ohio University becoming Tobacco-Free, please visit https://www.ohio.edu/tobacco-free/

For more information about tobacco cessation for students contact:

Ann Addington, Assistant Director of Health Promotion

Email: addingto@ohio.edu

Call: (740) 593-4749

Visit: Baker University Center 321