• Tobacco treatment

    Quit tobacco now!

    The iQuit Program is a free tobacco cessation program for UK students. To sign up, use our iQuit enrollment form (PDF, 169 KB).

    Are you thinking about quitting smoking or chewing? Do you want to help someone else who is thinking of quitting smoking or chewing?

    The 18-24 year old age group continues to have the highest smoking rate among all adults. Using tobacco affects nearly every part of the smoker or chewers' body, as well as friends, loved ones and pets. The good news is that health begins to improve almost immediately after quitting.

    We know that some students begin using tobacco in college without planning to continue after graduation, but find quitting is harder than they thought it would be and that most students who smoke want to quit before they graduate.

    Most UK students don't use tobacco (seven out of 10) and many want to quit.

    If you do use tobacco, we can help.

    Pick up a free quit kit at University Health Service to learn about quitting tobacco.Our services include:

    • Individual cessation counseling is available to help students be successful in quitting tobacco.
    • Development of a personalized plan to quit.
    • Information and support on how to quit.
    • Free nicotine replacement patches, gum, and lozenges.
    • Discussion about other medication and counseling options.

    We can help you explore options, including medications and behavior changes, and pick strategies that work for you!

    Services are offered to part-time and full-time UK students who have paid their health fee.

    UK undergraduate and graduate students and their spouses, who are covered by the student health insurance, are also eligible for these services and may receive nicotine replacement products.

    Call 859-323-2778 (APPT) for an appointment or email or fadyia.lowe@uky.edu.

  • Counseling for UK students and their spouses

    Counseling Center - Various counseling formats are offered to help with tobacco cessation, reducing tobacco use, and managing stress and cravings. Students must be enrolled at UK for at least 6 credit hours to be eligible for services and to receive free nicotine replacement products (patches and/or gum) at no cost. Call 859-257-8701 today to schedule your appointment.

  • Resources

    There’s an app for that: 

    • Check out these apps to help you quit.
    • NCI QuitPal is a free smartphone app to support smokers working to become smoke-free. This interactive app is developed using proven quit strategies and tools to help change behavior and assist you with giving up smoking.
    • Smokefree Teen QuitSTART is another free smartphone app to help track your cravings and moods, monitor your progress, identify your smoking triggers, and upload personalized “pick me ups” and reminders to use during challenging times to help you successfully become and stay smokefree.