Quit Smoking

Ready to quit?
The MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service (TCS) offers programs to help employees who want to quit tobacco. TCS offers a variety of treatment services in a non-judgmental, supportive environment.

Programs are available to U-M faculty and staff, and their spouses or other qualified adults, as well as students, Michigan Medicine patients and the community.

Programs are free of charge. Incentives are available to benefits-eligible U-M employees and their spouses or other qualified adults (OQA):

  • Receive up to a $150 incentive for completing a tobacco treatment program coordinated through TCS.
  • Option to obtain a monthly supply for up to six months of nicotine replacement therapy at an approved Michigan Medicine pharmacy for $0 co-pay.

To learn more about or enroll in the employee incentive program to quit tobacco, contact TCS at (734) 998-6222 or email quitsmoking@med.umich.edu.

Main campus policy

Smoking is prohibited in all university buildings, facilities, grounds and university-owned vehicles. Standard Practice Guide No. 601.04 spells out specifics of the policy.

The success of this policy depends upon the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of smokers and non-smokers. All faculty, staff, students and visitors share the responsibility for adhering to and enforcing the policy.

Any concern should be brought to the attention of the individuals responsible for the operation of the university facility in question and/or the supervisor responsible for the work area.

Repeat offenders would be subject to the same process for violating any policy contained within the Standard Practice guide.

Michigan Medicine policy

The Michigan Medicine (must be Michigan Medicine for this link to work) is guided by the same policy but Michigan Medicine has extended its ban to all tobacco products, including the use of electronic smoking devices such as the e-cigarette and e-hookah.

Visitors

Visitors to campus are asked to follow the smoke-free policy while attending events and conducting business.

For those who may wish to quit tobacco, the university offers a number of services to the public.

Inpatient:
A Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) will provide a brief tobacco treatment intervention for hospitalized patients for those who choose to discuss their tobacco use and options to quit using tobacco. Patient tobacco use will be assessed and nicotine replacement therapy offered to help manage withdrawal symptoms while the patient is hospitalized.

Outpatient:
Quit Tobacco Programs: Adults can receive tobacco treatment services to assist them in quitting tobacco use prior to surgery, or at any time. The six-week program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects the body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco and relapse prevention.

Post-Program Support: TCS provides support for adults who have completed a quit tobacco program. Follow-up phone support is offered for 6 months following completion of a TCS program. Support also is available in a group setting for adults who complete a TCS program.

Quit Tobacco Support Group: Adults over age 50 who have quit or are thinking about quitting tobacco can attend a quit tobacco support group. Groups meet twice a month at the Turner Senior Resource Center (TSRC), 2401 Plymouth Rd. Suite C, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.

To learn more contact (734) 998-6222 or email quitsmoking@med.umich.edu.

Students

Tobacco Consultation Services provides quit tobacco sessions on behalf of University Health Service (UHS) for U-M students. Among the services:

  • Quit Kits (free information and tools to help you quit smoking) are available at UHS Wolverine Wellness, room 2110, (734)-763-1320.
  • Free nicotine replacement treatment products are available to students that engage in a quit tobacco program with a Tobacco Consultation Service tobacco treatment specialist.
  • Free individual smoking cessation meetings also are available by appointment.

Students may schedule an appointment with a UHS clinician to discuss quitting. For more information email quitsmoking@med.umich.edu or call (734)-998-6222 (99 T-OBAC).