MSU offers smoking cessation programs to students and employees
In 2016, Mississippi State University became a smoke-free campus.
Smoking cessation programs are offered to students and employees who wish to stop using tobacco products through the Longest Student Health Center and the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness. We are focusing on positive intervention and peer enforcement to promote our smoke-free campus. While the university does not require faculty, staff and students to quit smoking or using tobacco products, we do expect policy to be followed while on university property. Smoking in any form is prohibited, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes (vaping devices), hookah or any similar device devices.
We offer support to our students and employees who wish to stop smoking or using tobacco products. These programs are free of charge except for prescribed medications that may be required.
For all MSU students and employees: Health Promotion and Wellness facilitates free Freedom from Smoking group sessions to provide you resources and support to help you quit. To learn more about this program, contact Health Promotion and Wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-325-2090.
For all employees enrolled in the insurance plan, their spouse or dependents (18 and older) that are also enrolled in the plan: Eligible participants may receive free nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT), gum, patches or lozenges. Coaching (support) session options include on site, in person or via phone or computer. For more information or to enroll, contact Patricia Heflin at PHeflin@activehealth.com or enroll at 1-866-939-4721.
For all Mississippi residents: The Mississippi Tobacco Quit Line is available. Eligible participants may receive free NRT, gum, patches or Lozenges Coaching (support) session options include on site, in person or via phone or computer. For more information or to enroll, call 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669) or visit www.QuitlineMS.com.
More information about MSU’s smoke-free policy and cessation programs is available at www.smokefree.msstate.edu.