Thinking of Quitting Tobacco?
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Have you been thinking about quitting tobacco? Join the hundreds of other MU students who have quit. Even if you are not ready we can help you explore options to get you closer to “tobacco free.”
We have plenty of resources to help you improve your physical activity, eating behaviors, social habits, and coping skills that allows you to be successful in quitting tobacco. Best part is — this visit is included in your student health fee.
Call 884-1483 for an appointment.
- An in-depth assessment of your goals
- Development of a customized quit plan including:
- mindfulness-based stress-reduction strategies
- discuss the benefits of NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) to ease withdrawal symptoms
Meet your health coach
Regular follow-up to offer support and encouragement through the successes and challenges of quitting.
Work with your Student Health Center primary care provider to assess whether prescription medications (Zyban® or Chantix®) is right for you to help you stop smoking.
You don’t smoke cigarettes? Get the facts on these products
The e-cigarette has no published clinical trials that suggest it might work as a way to help smokers quit. No clinical trials have been submitted to the FDA. There are also questions about how safe it is to inhale some substances in the nicotine mists into the lungs. E-cigarettes are not labeled with their ingredients, so consumers doesn’t know what’s in them. Get the Facts on ecigarettes
It’s a myth that hookah smoking is safer than cigarette smoking. The tobacco is no less toxic and as a matter of fact is consumed in greater quantity through hookah smoking. Hookah, also called narghile, shisha and goza, is a water pipe. Get the Facts on Hookah
Bidis are small, thin, hand rolled cigarettes imported to the United States primarily from India and other Southeast Asian countries. They are made up of tobacco wrapped in a tendu or temburni leaf (plants native to Asia), and may be secured with a colorful string at one or both ends. Bidis are often flavored (e.g., chocolate, cherry, and mango). Get the Facts on Bidis
Kreteks are often referred to as clove cigarettes and are imported from Indonesia and typically contain a mixture of tobacco, cloves and other additives. Very little research on the long-term health effects of kreteks has been done in the United States; however, research in Indonesia indicates that kretek smoking is associated with lung problems. Get the Facts on Kreteks
Chewing tobacco is a common type of smokeless tobacco. Smokeless tobacco products consist of tobacco or a tobacco blend that’s chewed, sucked on or sniffed, rather than smoked. There are many types of smokeless tobacco products around the world. Get the Facts on Smokeless tobacco