About the Freedom From Smoking® Program
The program is offered by Health Promotion and Wellness, University Health Services. Our program is facilitated by a health educator who has been trained by the American Lung Association to offer the program.
Freedom From Smoking is a seven week program that is strategically designed to help students quit and remain smoke free. The program encourages students to build a support system as they progress through the program toward success. Each weekly module helps students address a different aspect of the quitting process, such as learning stress management techniques, what to do when a craving comes, controlling your weight while quitting, and much more.
The most recent Penn State Pulse survey on student smoking indicates that 72 percent of Penn State students do not smoke. Survey results also indicate that over 70 percent of Penn State students who smoke on a regular basis have made multiple attempts to quit in the pervious year. Through this evidence-based program UHS will provide the additional assistance students may need to quit.
Freedom From Smoking is a free program.
For additional information contact UHS’ Health Promotion and Wellness office at 814.863.0461 or send an email to promotinghealthATsa.psu.edu
Additional resources available for smoking cessation include:
- University Health Services offers Penn State students individual consultation with a health care provider during regular clinic visit appointments.
- During your appointment, you will be encouraged to set a "quit date" in writing.
- If the clinician believes additional assistance is necessary, he or she may suggest various cessation products available through our pharmacy.
- There is a basic visit fee for the appointment, as well as for cessation products.
- You can make your appointment online or call 814.863.0774.
- The PA Quitline: 800.784.8669
- American Lung Association (LUNG HELPLINE): 800.LUNG-USA
- Centre Volunteers in Medicine (FFS Program): 814.231.4043
- Centre County Drug and Alcohol: 814.355.6744
- Quest Services (Bellefonte): 814.357.5953