The Quit and Win Smoking Cessation Program is coordinated by the Health Promotion office (HPO) in collaboration with Primary Care and Counseling and Wellness Services. These individualized, confidential services are available to all NYU students at no cost and provide a terrific opportunity to experience the benefits of a smoke-free life.
To get started, please fill out the Quit & Win form or call or stop by the HPO. Once you submit this information to the HPO, a Health Promotion Specialist will respond to your inquiry within 48 business hours to set up an appointment.
There are three ways to engage with the HPO Quit & Win smoking cessation program:
- Brief Informational Session
During this introductory consultation with a Health Promotion Specialist, you will have a discussion about the program, various quit methods, and which track is best for you. If you prefer a one-time session only, you will receive information regarding preparation, building support, medications, cost savings, and relapse prevention. There is no formal follow-up with this option; however, students are welcome to return for more information as needed.
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy Distribution
You will have the opportunity to meet with a Health Promotion Specialist for a one-time session to receive general cessation information and nicotine replacement therapy. When available, eligible students can receive nicotine patches or nicotine gum. After receiving the NRT, you will receive a follow-up email at one and six months.
- Short-term Individual Cessation Counseling
You will have the opportunity to meet with a Health Promotion Specialist for four sessions to discuss your quitting process, including preparation, building support, cost savings, and relapse prevention (more in-depth than with the informational session). During the sessions, you will examine your smoking and general health habits, select a quit date, receive a Quit & Win workbook and NRT (if eligible), and determine the best course for quitting. After completing the Quit & Win program, you will receive a follow-up via email at one, six, and 12 months.
Prescription Cessation Medications
If you are interested in receiving a prescription for one of the two prescription medications or prescription nicotine replacement therapies only and you do not want to meet with a Health Promotion Specialist, you may contact Primary Care at (212) 443-1122 to schedule an appointment with a provider to receive your prescription.
Note: The Quit & Win Program does not cover the cost of prescription medications. Free over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies are distributed to eligible students for free when available.