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. Contact Sun Life Financial for information on the types of smoking cessation therapies covered.

  • 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.


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Stress can be a very uncomfortable feeling and many who are trying to quit or have quit may be tempted to turn back to smoking or vaping as a means to cope with stress and anxiety. For additional wellness resources to support your mental and physical health, visit U of G's Wellness@Work website. 

  • Employee Assistance Program (for faculty and staff), 1-800-265-8310
  • Faculty and staff are encouraged to review their benefits coverage for psychological services under the extended health plan.