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, many available right here at UAMS!
- Tobacco-free 4 Life Program
Free of charge through your UA medical insurance. Visit your in-network primary care physician for tobacco assistance at no cost (limited to 2 visits per year). You can receive Chantix, nicotine patches or nicotine gum by prescription. Phone # is wrong on the brochure, instead call UMR at 866-575-2540.
- Personalized One-to-One Consultations
UAMS Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS) are available for individual consultations for employees. Call 501-526-5448 and leave your name and call back number. A TTS will contact you within within 3 business days. What the TTS will do:
– Gather information about your tobacco history and daily use
– Provide information about cessation meds/nicotine replacement products
– Facilitate the issuance of prescriptions through your PCP
– Help you identify ways to reduce triggers that motivate the desire to smoke
– Help you develop strategies to change daily routines to break the tobacco habit
– Provide a written quit plan to guide the cessation process
– Provide follow-up counseling in person or by phone for duration of cessation plan
– Provide Certificate of Enrollment if needed to satisfy UA Tobacco Pledge requirement
- UAMS Tobacco Cessation Group Class – offered as needed
Enroll by calling 501-526-5448 and leave your name and call back number.
– Attendance required for 4 classes
– Minimum of 2 participants required
– Group led by UAMS Tobacco Treatment Specialist
– Assistance with issuance of prescriptions through your PCP
– Quit plan provided to guide the cessation process
– Certification of Completion provided
- UAMS Freedom from Smoking Support Group
Free to employee and located 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.
- Other resources:
– 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