Resources for Students

Need help to cope, quit or be there for a friend? As a student, you can access a number of supports to help you quit smoking.

Student Wellness

  • Talk to a physician or a specially trained nurse about your interest in quitting smoking
  • Discuss which options for smoking cessation such as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (e.g., gum, patches) or medicine that may be right for you and how to access these
  • Receive judgement-free, evidence-based support regardless of where you are in your quit journey!

On-Campus Support

  • Smoking cessation resources are available on campus from Student Wellness Services in the J.T. Powell Building. 

Other supports

  • Tips for helping a friend or colleague quit smoking
  • If you are 18 or older, get up to a year of pharmacist-assisted counselling and access to free smoking cessation medications like Champix and Zyban through OHIP+
  • Leave the Pack Behind: Web resource with research-based information and links to resources
  • Smoke Free Curious for Quitting Tools and resources to support you in your journey
  • Talk to a pharmacist for services and counselling
  • Download the Crush the Crave free mobile app
  • Smokers' Helpline: free personalized tools to help you quit, including support over the phone, online or via text message
  • Pregnets: Helping pregnant and post-partum women quit or reduce smoking 
  • Stop Smoking Clinic: Guelph Family Healthy Team 
  • STOP program from Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Smoking, Vaping, Tobacco: Government of Canada smoking cessation guides and plans 

For additional wellness resources related to your mental and physical health, visit the Student Wellness resources page.

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. Learn more about mental health support services available to University of Guelph students.