Northeastern Illinois University offers a number of aides for students and employees who wish to quit smoking. Cessation information is available for students at the Student Health and Counseling Services and for employees through the Office of Human Resources benefit team. Here are links to more useful cessation information:
Northeastern Student Health and Counseling Services
Smoking cessation patches are available here at no cost to enrolled students. Located below Beck’s Bookstore in E-051, Student Health Services provides a wide array of wellness, illness and health promotion services. Click the link for more information on how to make an appointment.
Illinois Tobacco Quitline
The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free resource for tobacco users who want to quit for good. Registered nurses, respiratory therapists and certified tobacco-treatment counselors are on call from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily to answer tobacco-related questions and provide support for quitting. The number to call is 1-866-QUIT-YES.
The National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends provides resources on why and how to quit smoking.
American Lung Association in Illinois
Through research, education and advocacy, the national organization is committed to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
A variety of resources, including online quizzes, tips for building a quit plan, and even a text-message service to provide support for those trying to quit.
This website provides information from various Department of Health and Human Services operating and staff divisions. The site covers the effects of tobacco use, resources for how to quit and information on avoiding starting tobacco use.
The Centers for Disease and Control fact sheet on smoking and tobacco use
Provides basic info on nicotine dependence, the health benefits of quitting, and other resources.
American Lung Association
This page at the American Lung Association provides information on smoking cessation and the harms of smoking.
This page provides brief tips on creating one's own "quit smoking" plan.
Courage to Quit
A list of local resources for a popular smoking cessation program.
This link is to an ABC News report on one woman's use of mindfulness meditation to help her quit smoking.
A brief summary of five important steps to quitting smoking.