Tobacco Treatment

UHS offers free tobacco and vape cessation resources. Students have access to the following resources:

Individual cessation counseling

Cessation counseling sessions allow students to meet with treatment specialists to offer information and support on quitting options and develop a personalized quit plan which may include medications or behavior changes.

To make an appt, call 859-323-2778 (APPT) or email our treatment specialists directly:

Free nicotine replacement patches, gum, and lozenges

Students must meet with a treatment specialist in order to receive free nicotine replacement.

Quit Kits and email counseling

Quit Kits are available at UHS outreach events and include resources to start your quit journey. Students who are interested in receiving weekly email tips and information to support them or get them started in their quit process should email

Vape Text to Quit Line

Interested in quitting but not ready to meet with a cessation specialist just yet? Take advantage of our free Text to Quit Vape line to receive helpful information and tips on starting your quitting process. Text DROPVAPEBBN to 88709 to get started.

Counseling & Other Resources

At the 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

Other Resources include:

  • Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative offers college students free on-line information, guides, and resources related to tobacco and quitting tobacco use.
  • UK's Tobacco Free site
  • Become an Ex teaches you how to re-learn life without cigarettes in 3 steps - all geared to help make the seemingly impossible possible.
  • Are you a parent of a young person who vapes? Parents can text QUIT to (202) 899-7550 to sign up to receive text messages designed specifically for parents of vapers.