Quitting Nicotine

Services are available to help you quit or reduce your use of nicotine products, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco. Learn more about quitting nicotine.

The Wellness Resource Center offers one-to-one coaching for students who want to reduce use or stop use of nicotine products. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available to students who participate in coaching sessions. For more information, contact our office at 573-882-4634.

The Student Health Center offers one-on-one visits with a medical provider. Physicians and nurse practitioners can prescribe appropriate medication to support your quit plan. As with other medical visits, health insurance will be billed for the visit. Call 573-882-7481 to schedule an appointment.

The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Wellness Resource Center offer free virtual group classes to anyone who wants to stop nicotine use. This program is offered on Zoom and meets five times over a 10-week period. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available to participants. To register, email quitnow@health.missouri.edu.

The Truth Initiative offers This is Quitting as a text to quit vaping service. Text messages are tailored to provide instant support with cravings, stresses, and slips. Text DITCHJUUL to 88709 or visit truthinitiative.org/thisisquitting to get started.

SmokefreeTXT offers a text to quit service. Text messages are sent three to five times a day for six to eight weeks. Text QUIT to 47848 or visit smokefree.gov/tools-tips/text-programs/quit-for-good/smokefreetxt to get started.

The Tobacco Quitline offers telephone and online counseling with a trained quit coach and resources. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 800-QUIT-NOW or visit Quitnow.net to get started.

Medicaid offers free nicotine replacement therapy with a prescription from your doctor. Call your primary care provider to get started.