Smoking Cessation - Are You Ready to Quit?
Tobacco-Free Yale Assistance Program
At Yale, we care about your health and well-being.
That is why the university has committed to becoming a Tobacco-Free campus. Leading the charge among its Ivy peers, the Tobacco-Free Yale initiative will focus its efforts on improving the health and environment of our overall community.
Tobacco-Free Yale takes a holistic approach to supporting Yale students, faculty and staff by offering various programs and resources geared towards helping you quit tobacco.
For students the Tobacco-Free Yale initiative offers:
Student Wellness Resources
Accessing one on one support from a health educator
Learning about stress management resources
For more information contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition you can make an appointment with you primary care clinician in Student Health (203-432-0312) to help you evaluate the best aids for quitting smoking which may include prescription medications.
Call the Connecticut QuitLine
800-784-8669, a confidential telephone service that offers many resources, free of charge, for tobacco users who want to quit for on going coaching support. Ask the Connecticut Quitline about a smoking support groups in your area.
Get an online step-by-step quit smoking guide at smokefree.gov.
View the online cost savings calculator.
Additional Tips to Remember:
Get support from a non-smoker, an ex-smoker, or a friend who wants to quit; if you want a cigarette, call this person for a pep talk instead.
Ask family and friends not to smoke around you and try to avoid people and places that tempt you to smoke.
Expect craving to be the strongest on the first few days. On days 5-10, the cravings plateau, then dwindle after that. This is when you start to feel better. Most urges to smoke go away in 3 to 5 minutes.
If you want a cigarette, try taking 5 deep breaths, calling a friend or walking to see if the craving passes.