|Become an Ex
The EX plan teaches you how to live life without cigarettes in 3 steps. It is based on scientific research and practical advice from ex-smokers.
Connect with smokers and ex-smokers on every part of the quit journey.
Interactive app developed by the National Cancer Institute provides tools to help those who want to be smoke-free using evidence-based smoking cessation methods
|Freedom from Smoking® Online Program
Evidence based program from the American Lung Association consisting of eight self-paced modules to assist you in quitting tobacco.
|Kill the Can
Free resources and tools to help dip, snuff, and chewing tobacco users quit.
Learn about topics that interest women on how to quit smoking. Connect to advice through instant messages and telephone.
|NRT Type||Description||Popular Brands|
|Gum or Lozenges||Type of chewing gum or lozenge that delivers nicotine to the bloodstream through tissues in the mouth.||Nicorette® (gum) and Commit® (lozenge)|
|Transdermal (Skin) Patches||Release nicotine through the skin||NicoDerm CQ®|
|Inhaler||A thin, plastic cartridge that contains a porous nicotine plug at its base. By puffing on the cartridge, a person extracts and absorbs nicotine vapor through the lining of their mouth.||Nicotrol®|
|Nasal Spray||An aerosol nicotine spray contained in a spray to deliver nicotine to the user through their nostrils and rapidly absorbed by the nasal membranes inside the nose.||Nicotrol® NS|
There are also non-addictive prescription medications such as bupropion (Wellbutrin®, Zyban®) and Varenicline (Chantix®). Using NRTs or prescription medications like these doubles the odds of successful quitting. A combination of these methods increases success rates even more. Some products are available at the UT College of Pharmacy's Forty Acres Pharmacy in the SSB lobby.
Students may make an appointment with a UHS medical provider if they are interested in discussing the use of prescription medication to assist in quitting tobacco by calling 512-471-4955 or scheduling an appointment online.