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Cessation Help

The University realizes that some people may have a hard time cutting back their use of tobacco. Nicotine is an addictive drug, and withdrawing from it may require more than personal willpower; it may take assistance from other sources. 

You are not alone! You can do it!

Millions of smokers have attempted to quit with 68% reporting they want to quit completely. Since 2002, the number of former smokers has exceeded the number of current smokers.

Remember, you are not alone. The U of M has many on- and off-site tobacco cessation resources at your disposal.


Service for Students:

  • Student Health Services

Information on Smoking or Tobacco Cessation Programs

Located on campus at 200 Hudson Health Center

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8a.m.-4:30p.m.
Tuesday open at 9a.m.


  • Psychological Services Center

Behavior Change Counseling

Fee based on sliding scale starting at $7

Open Monday-Thursday 9 am - 8 pm and Friday 9 am - 3 pm

Located in the Psychology Building, Room 126


Services for Faculty and Staff:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS): 1-800-558-6213 – Must carry coverage through U of M health care plan
  • CIGNA:800-244-6224 Behavior Change Counseling - Must carry coverage through U of M health care plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Free service for all faculty and staff
    1.855.Here4TN (1.855.437.3486), or by visiting www.Here4TN.com.


  • Church Health Center – Commit to Quit smoking cessation group
    • Meets for 1 hour a week for 6 weeks
    • 901-259-4673
    • Free to members of the Church Health Center; non-members $60


  • iCanQuit
    • Personalized tobacco cessation program
    • Can be done online or over the phone
    • Free for TN residents. Receive a tobacco quit kit, work with a coach, get support for cravings
    • 800-784-8669 or http://health.state.tn.us/tobaccoquitline.htm

Questions? E-mail tobacco@memphis.edu

Limited-Use Tobacco Policy

Getting in the Tobacco-Free Tiger Zone
Short video on the limited-use tobacco policy at the University of Memphis

Smokers Can’t Do This
Short video produced by students and faculty in the Department of Journalism

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