Tobacco Cessation Programs
Research shows that the best way for people to quit smoking is through evidence-based smoking cessation programs. In order to expand cessation program use and ultimately decrease tobacco use, several programs that provide tobacco cessation services or one-on-one counseling are available. These include:
- UAMS Freedom from Smoking Support Group – free, on campus.
Participants receive one-on-one support, hear first-hand stories from former smokers, and get information on nicotine replacement therapies, healthy eating habits and stress management. The groups are led by Pat Franklin, A.P.R.N., and a certified tobacco cessation specialist. Contact Pat Franklin at 501-944-5934 or PLFranklin@uams.edu.
- UMR’s Tobacco-free 4 Life Program – 2 free office visits, Chantix for those enrolled in a UA medical plan. Phone # is wrong on the brochure, instead call UMR at 866-575-2540.
- The Pat Walker Center (Fayetteville campus)
- UA Little Rock Health Services Center
- The National Cancer Institute Quitline
- The American Cancer Society Quit for Life
- 1-800-Quit Now, Arkansas Tobacco Quitline
- The American Lung Association – Freedom from Smoking
- Arkansas Stamp Out Smoking