Tobacco Cessation Resources

Prescription and Non-prescription Cessation Aids

Students interested in utilizing prescription cessation aids will be referred to Dr. Indrani Hwang in the NUHS General Medicine clinic for an appointment. Non-prescription cessation aids may be ordered through the Pharmacy. Check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage or reimbursement for these products. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hwang, call the Health Service at 847.491.2204.

Other Cessation Resources

The following local and national resources are available for Northwestern community members who are interested in quitting smoking. If you have general questions about tobacco cessation, please contact Health Promotion and Wellness at hpaw@northwestern.edu or 847-491-2146, and we will work to schedule an appointment and/or provide you with the information you need for next steps.

Illinois Tobacco Quitline

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free resource that can help you find the tools you're looking for to quit tobacco use. Call them today at 1-866-784-8937

Chicago Respiratory Health Association Courage to Quit Program

If quitting smoking is your goal, RHA’s Courage to Quit® program can help you get there. Courage to Quit® is a stop smoking program that may be available to you one-on-one or as part of a group. Each session includes information, practice skills, and support to help you reach your smoke-free goal.

The program is based on the work of Andrea King, PhD, a faculty member at the University of Chicago. Dr. King is a licensed psychologist with a research background in tobacco and other addictions. For program locations and further information, visit https://lungchicago.org/healthy-lungs/quit-smoking/i-want-to-quit-smoking/rha-courage-to-quit/ 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Quit Smoking Guidance

The CDC offers a list of resources to help individuals learn about the health consequences of smoking, secondhand smoke, and smokeless tobacco use plus suggestions to help quit smoking. Access the list at www.cdc.gov/tobacco/.