Tobacco products kill more than 8 million people each year. And Health and Wellness Promotion is hard at work to ensure our campus community says no to nicotine. In honor of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, Health and Wellness Promotion is offering virtual nicotine cessation services to students at IUPUI.
Ryan Anderson, health promotion specialist, gives six reasons why working with a Quit Coach is beneficial. Check out the list below and learn more about our Nicotine Cessation Program.
- The program is free to students
You can work through your goals with your coach and have multiple sessions at no cost.
- Free samples of Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT) are offered
IUPUI offers those students interested in NRT free samples from the NicoDerm brand of products. This includes nicotine gum, nicotine inhalers, nicotine nasal spray, nicotine lozenges and nicotine patches.
- You will create goals and a plan to quit
Your IUPUI Quit Coach helps you create a plan to quit through personalized guidance, using proven cessation methods, and by providing support and encouragement. Each student will receive a personalized plan from our coaches.
- Coaching covers any nicotine product
It doesn’t matter if you smoke, chew, or vape -- we can help you. We will also connect you to other resources if you think that is best for your needs and goals.
- Quitting will benefit other aspects of your wellness
The cost of using tobacco products -- more than $1000 a year -- is detrimental to your financial wellness and can increase stress. Tobacco products can affect your physical health by causing life-threatening diseases like heart disease and cancers, while continued use can also affect your day-to-day activity. Using tobacco products can alienate your family and friends due to second-hand smoke exposure.
- Our coaching is incredibly personalized to fit your needs and goals
Our Quit Coaches are invested and equipped to help you reach your goals. We want to make sure you have the tools and resources to maintain a nicotine-free lifestyle. It is important to understand cravings and surround yourself with support. A Quit Coach can be an essential part of that support network and a great place to start your journey towards and nicotine-free life.