Smoking Cessation (students)

cigarette in red circle with red line through it - symbol for no smokingUALR is a Smoke-Free Campus

As part of our long-term vision of UALR as an educational leader and a model for addressing difficult issues such as economic development, sustainability, and health care both on campus and in the larger community, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock became a smoke-free campus on Aug. 16, 2009.  This policy applies to all locations of the university, including the main campus, the William H. Bowen School of Law, and the UALR Benton Center.  All individuals are expected to comply.  Persons who fail to comply are subject to disciplinary action. (Chancellor’s Office, 8/16/09)

If you are a tobacco user and are interested in kicking the habit, there are several options available:

Health Services and HPPE offer an on-campus smoking cessation program. Vanessa Lewis, Coordinator of HPPE, will help you determine your readiness to quit, assist with setting a quit date and developing strategies to achieve your goal. After meeting with Vanessa, an appointment will be made with an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Health Services to discuss cessation medication options. If you do not have insurance, Health Services will pay half the cost of your medication.

Call 501.569.3188 for more information or to set up an appointment.  

You can also sign up for UALR’s Smoking Cessation Listserv.  The listserv is an on-line tool used to keep you abreast of current  programs, services, events and smoking cessation information that you can use to your advantage.

The Quit For Life® Program is available to EVERYONE — your family, friends, etc.  Quit For Life® is one of the nation’s leading tobacco cessation programs. It employs an evidence-based combination of physical, psychological and behavioral strategies to enable participants to take responsibility for and overcome their addictions to tobacco. Quit For Life® is available through the Arkansas Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.