QUIT Tobacco Cessation
WHAT IS THE QUIT PROGRAM?
The QUIT (Quit Using Irritating Tobacco) Program at the University of Pittsburgh is a free cessation service available to students at the University of Pittsburgh. The program is conducted by the professional Health Educator, and consists of one on one meetings which are typically held once per week. The average completion of the program is approximately 6 weeks, depending on student need.
The first appointment is an intake appointment scheduled for an hour in length. Follow up appointments range from 30-60 minutes and are usually scheduled once per week. The program is structured to assist students in exploring their nicotine use and making steps towards the goal of nicotine freedom. The program is available to students regardless of the nicotine source (including chew tobacco, nicotine vaporizers and hookah).
The patch is available for free for students who are actively participating in the program and its requirements, if they choose to use it. Students are not given the patch on their first appointment. Students are provided a voucher, redeemable only at the University of Pittsburgh Pharmacy for a one week supply at a time. Students interested in other Nicotine Replacement Therapy options should discuss resources and options with the Health Educator.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A QUIT APPOINTMENT?
Students who wish to inquire about the service or to schedule an intake appointment should call The Office of Health Education and Promotion at 412-383-1830 (M-F 8:30am-5pm).