You may not remember your reasons for starting to smoke, but here are three good reasons to quit:
- You’ll be more likely to resist colds and flu
- You’ll look and feel healthy
- You’ll save money
Kick the Habit
As many tobacco users know, kicking the habit is not easy. But success rates increase with every attempt to quit.
Employees and their spouses enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan are eligible for tobacco cessation assistance including a cessation program, prescriptions, and over-the-counter nicotine replacement products.
If you would like additional assistance or you are not enrolled in an Indiana University medical plan and want to kick the habit, visit these websites:
- Tobacco Cessation Behavioral Group, IU School of Dentistry - IUPUI
- Indiana University Health Center - IU Bloomington
- Indiana State Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission
- American Lung Association—Indiana
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Smokefree.gov: Every Try Counts
The American Cancer Society provides general hints on helping a friend or family member quit smoking.
Did you know IU is a tobacco-free university? Find more information and resources at Tobacco-Free IU.