Tobacco Treatment Resources for Individuals Quitting is a process, not an event.
More than 70% of people who currently smoke want to stop. Cigarettes, e-cigarettes (JUUL), snus, and other nicotine products make it easy to become addicted to nicotine. Does this sound like you? The University of Kentucky has tobacco treatment specialists and health professionals who have specialized expertise to help you stop. While stopping may seem like a tall mountain to climb, you can succeed with support and resources. Here are some more tips to help you on your journey.
A Message about JUUL with Luka and Kelly Kinard
Luka Kinard became addicted to Juul when he was 14. Now 17 years old, he shares his story in hopes of helping others who are also fighting Juul addiction.
University of Kentucky’s Tobacco Treatment Resources
UHS Tobacco Treatment Services
Free to UK Students
Resources for UK Students and Spouses
UK Counseling Center Tobacco Treatment Resources
The UK Counseling Center (UKCC) is committed to helping students make healthy lifestyle choices.
Proud to be a Tobacco Free Campus
UK Celebrates 10 Years of Being Tobacco-Free.
Tobacco use prevention services for youth, families, and community members across Kentucky.
Additional Behavioral Health and Tobacco Policy and Treatment Resources From Our Partners
BH The Change
BH The Change is a searchable depository of tobacco-related resources funded by the CDC.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- This home page provides resources for individuals living with mental and behavioral health challenges who want to stop tobacco use.
- Facts about stopping smoking while having a behavioral health condition.
- Rebecca M., age 57, lives in Florida, is a single mother, grandmother, and avid runner. She was diagnosed with depression at age 33 and smoked cigarettes to cope. The more Rebecca smoked, the harder she felt it was to quit. Rebecca finally quit smoking for good at age 52 after getting care for her depression. She now leads a smokefree life.
- 3 Videos of Rebecca including her tip to those wanting to stop tobacco use, her explaining the vicious cycle of smoking in her journey, and the "new me".
- Information on Depression and Anxiety and the link to smoking.
Tips from Former Smokers Campaign
- Tips Campaign from Former Smokers with Mental Health Conditions.
- CDC's Home Page for Mental Health.
- Related Mental Health in the Workplace infographic
- Visit this page to find fact sheets, data, shareable content, and other tools.
- Search this depository for infographics and other shareable media related to smoking and tobacco use.
- View this infographic detailing tobacco use by American adults.
- An infographic detailing secondhand smoke exposure in multiunit housing.
- En Español
- Secondhand smoke and the harmful chemicals in it are known causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SUDS), respiratory infections, ear infections, and asthma attacks in infants and children. They are also causes of heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer in adult nonsmokers.
- A flyer on E-cigarette Use in Public Places.
National Cancer Institute
- Information and numerous links to additional resources for what to expect when stopping tobacco use.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- View research and related media and resources related to tobacco on this page.
National Jewish Health
- Stopping tobacco use can be stressful. This infographic gives tips on coping with this stress.
- Information about smoking and tobacco use not specific to behavioral health.
- A collection of infographics regarding the health impacts of tobacco use.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Visit SAMHSA's home page.
- View data, resources, and other links related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
- An infographic on teen tobacco use.
- An infographic on teen e-cigarette use.
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program, Kentucky Department for Public Health
- This brief article discusses the reality that a disproportionately high rate (1 of 3) of adults with mental illness use tobacco products as opposed to 1 in 5 adults without mental illness.
- A downloadable report on the connection between nicotine and mental health concerns.
- Facts and methods about stopping tobacco use.
- Fact sheet surrounding secondhand smoke.
- Information on trends and policy efforts surrounding tobacco use in the US Military.
- 5 practical steps for Kentuckians to receive medicine and counseling to help stop tobacco use.
NAMI National Helpline Resource Directory
NAMI HelpLine volunteers and staff have compiled this directory of outstanding resources to help you identify possible options to meet your needs.