Resources for Faculty and Staff

Need help to cope, quit or be there for a friend? Smoking cessation supports are available in the community and through your employee benefits program.

Learn about coverage available to you under your employee benefits program.

Prescription smoking cessation products

  • If you have coverage under the University’s extended healthcare benefit, you can access up to $500 per lifetime in coverage for prescription smoking cessation drugs.

    As of May 31, 2019, the $500 lifetime maximum for smoking cessation resources available through our employee benefit plans will reset. This means those eligible employees who have previously used some or all of that benefit will have access to the full $500 again. 

  • If you have access to a Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and have allocated your flexible spending credits towards your HCSA, you may choose to put the money towards smoking cessation supports.

  • While supplies last, University employees can access free nicotine replacement therapy like patches and gum from the UC Pharmacy.

On-Campus Supports

  • STOP on the Road - Public Health is offering STOP on the Road smoking cessation workshops at U of G. Employees who attend are eligible for a five-week course of nicotine patches.  The next workshop is Aug. 21st, 2019. 
  • Peer Support Group – Drop by to speak with U of G community members and a tobacco-cessation specialist from Homewood Health to talk about challenges and successes on the road to becoming smoke-free. Sessions run Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 12 to Oct. 15, in University Centre, Room 442. For more information, email


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For additional wellness resources related to your mental and physical health, visit U of G's Wellness@Work website. 

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