Tobacco Cessation

Well done on taking a step to quit tobacco use. Georgia State University is a tobacco free environment. We are committed to providing and identifying resources to support current tobacco users’ efforts to quit.  We recommend a combination of strategies including:  self-help quit guides, in-person and telephone counseling and support, and medications.

Self-help quit guides and In-person counseling

Students interested in tobacco cessation can schedule an appointment with Student Health Promotion to discuss tobacco cessation and options available to students.

This Is Quitting: This is Quitting is a free and anonymous text messaging program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping. The first-of-its-kind quit program incorporates messages from other young people like them who have attempted to, or successfully quit, e-cigarettes.  To enroll in This is Quitting, teens and young adults text DITCHVAPE to 88709  Free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking. The quitSTART app is a free smartphone app that helps you quit smoking with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.

BecomeAnEX:  A free, digital quit-smoking plan and online community of thousands of smokers and ex-smokers developed by Truth Initiative in collaboration with Mayo Clinic.

Follow #QuitMondayPanthers on Instagram and Twitter. Weekly tips and motivation to be tobacco free.

Check out the online magazine BeWell Panthers for specific articles related to tobacco use:

Telephone counseling and support

Georgia Tobacco Quit Line:  A free and confidential service available to assist Georgians with quitting smoking and all forms of tobacco.  Call 1-877-270-STOP (877-270-7867)


Over the counter (OTC) nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products include skin patches, and chewing gum.

ChantixTM (varenicline tartrate) and ZybanTM (buproprion) are two medicines that do not contain nicotine and are FDA approved smoking cessation products. Both are available in tablet form and by prescription only.