The Quit and Win Smoking Cessation Program is coordinated by the Health Promotion office in collaboration with Primary Care and Counseling and Wellness Services. This individualized, confidential service is available to all NYU students at no cost and provides 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 Health Promotion office. Once you submit this information, a Quit & Win Specialist will respond to your inquiry within 48 business hours to set up an appointment.
There are three ways to engage with the Quit & Win program:
- Brief Informational Session
During this introductory consultation, 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 (NRT)
After one meeting with a Quit & Win Specialist, eligible students may receive nicotine patches or nicotine gum along with cessation information. If you are given NRT, you will receive a follow-up email at one and six months.
- Short-term Individual Cessation Coaching
Four sessions with a Quit & Win Specialist 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 available prescription medications or prescription nicotine replacement therapies only and you do not want to meet with a Quit & Win Specialist, you may contact Primary Care at (212) 443-1122 to schedule an appointment with a provider to receive your prescription. The cost for this visit and any prescribed medications will vary according to insurance.
Note: The Quit & Win Program does not cover the cost of prescription medications. Free over-the-counter NRT is distributed to eligible students when available.