This upcoming Thursday, November 21st, is the 2013 Great American Smokeout, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society which “challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to quit and stay quit” (Great American Smokeout History). More information is available at the Great American Smokeout Homepage.
The University of Michigan has been a smoke-free environment since July 1, 2011 and there are many resources across campus available to smokers who are ready to quit. Tobacco Consultation Services are available to all UM Students and staff, with most programs free of charge or for a small fee. If you use UM Student Health Insurance Plan, you have access to the Quit Tobacco Program ” provided by Healthyroads, a leading provider of tobacco cessation programs. You’ll get free personal counseling from health professionals that can help find what works for you.” UM students also have access to other cessation programs available through University Health Services.
If you are interested in tobacco and nicotine research, check out the University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network.
Our mission is to increase the quality of research on tobacco and nicotine, as well as its utility by:
- Disseminating information about UM tobacco researchers and their work
- Creating a forum within the University for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas
- Enhancing tobacco education and training opportunities, both within and outside of the University
- Enriching tobacco research on campus by supporting researchers new to the field or to the University
- Providing grant opportunities to UMTRN members