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The Freedom From Smoking® Program

The Freedom From Smoking® Program is a free, eight-week program to help students quit smoking and remain smoke-free. The program, offered by Health Promotion and Wellness, is facilitated by a health educator who has been trained by the American Lung Association.

Each week, a new module helps students address a different aspect of the quitting process, including learning stress management techniques, what to do when a craving strikes, controlling your weight while quitting, and much more. Students are also encouraged to build a support system throughout the program to help guide their journey to becoming smoke-free.

Cost
The Freedom From Smoking® Program is free to all Penn State students.

Begin Your Journey
For additional information, or to schedule your first appointment, contact Health Promotion and Wellness at 814-863-0461, or schedule online through myUHS.

Additional Smoking Cessation Resources at Penn State

University Health Services offers individual consultation to students who wish to quit smoking. Consultations are facilitated by a health care provider during a regular medical exam.

  • 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 the University Health Services pharmacy
  • There is a basic exam fee for the appointment, as well as for cessation products. Please inquire with University Health Services for more information.
  • Schedule an appointment

National Smoking Cessation Resources

  • PA Free Quit Line: 1-800-LUNG-USA
  • National Cancer Institute's Quit Line: 1-877-44U-QUIT, or LiveHelp instant message service
  • Clinical Outcomes Group (Free individualized phone and email service) 1-800-264-1290
  • Quit Start App - http://smokefree.gov/apps-quitstart
  • Smokefree TXT - http://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt