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.
- 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!
- Smoking cessation resources are available on campus from Student Wellness Services in the J.T. Powell Building.
- 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.
- For off-campus counselling services, the University of Guelph Student Health Benefit Plan covers 80% of the cost of treatment by a psychologist to a maximum of $750 per year.