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Care for the Air - Tobacco Education and Resources

What is the policy?

The Tobacco-Free Policy prohibits the use, sale, advertising and sampling of all tobacco products on the UH Main Campus an dthe UH Energy Research Park. The full policy is located on the UH Tobacco Free Policy website.

What is prohibited?

All forms of tobacco, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookahs), bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes (vaporizers), smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco and any non-Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nicotine delivery device.

How can I prepare to quit?

  • Think about why you want to quit.
  • Pick a date to quit and stick to it.
  • Get rid of ALL tobacco products.
  • Review the resaons for quitting.
  • Ask people not to smoke or dip around you.
  • If you've tried to quit before, think about what did not work from your last attempt.
  • Do not smoke - not even one puff!
  • Do not chew - not even one dip!

Where can I get help to quit?

Below are a list of resources avalibable to students, faculty and staff to assist in quitting tobacco products. Please be aware that while many are free of charge, some have associated costs. Click on the links below to learn more.

On Campus:

Local:

State Wide:

  • Yes You Can
    Quitting tobacco is the best thing you can do for your health, but we'll never pressure you to quit before you're ready. Using proven techniques developed and tested over the past 25 years, we've helped hundreds of thousands of people successfully quit tobacco.

National:

  • smokefree.gov
    Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.
  • 1-800-Quit-Now
    Looking for some one-on-one immediate support or coaching? Calling a quit smoking counselor might be exactly what you need. Whether you are having doubts, cravings, or just need help taking the big step, a friendly, supportive voice is just a free and confidential phone call away!
  • SmokefreeTXT
    SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service designed for adults and young adults across the United States who are trying to quit smoking. The program was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit.
  • cdc.gov
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Smoking & Tobacco Use

Online:

  • NCI QuitPal
    The National Cancer Instititute, National Institutes of Health, developed NCI QuitPal to help smokers working to become smoke-free. The app contains more than 10 interactive features that allows users to set a quit date and financial goals, and recieve reminders.
  • Quitnet
    Become a part of the QuitNet community, and connect with smokers and ex-smokers on every part of the quit journey. You can even take QuitNet wherever you go with the free iOS app.
  • becomeanex.org
    Become An EX Smoker, Learn to Quit Smoking

Mobile App:

  • becomeanex.org
    Become An EX Smoker, Learn to Quit Smoking
  • smokefree.gov
    quitSTART App is a free app made for teens who want to quit smoking, but adults can use it too. This app takes the information you provide about your smoking history and gives you tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges to help you become smokefree and live a healthier life.