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 about your interest in quitting smoking
  • Access free nicotine replacement therapy (e.g., gum, patches) by discussing your options with a physician at Student Health Services
  • Watch for Student Wellness’s yearly stop-smoking contest

On-Campus Support

  • Smoking cessation resources are available on campus from Student Wellness Services in the J.T. Powell Building (including nicotine replacement therapy).
  • STOP on the Road – The STOP program delivers research-based, cost-free smoking cessation workshops in local communities. Eligible participants will attend an educational session and receive a five-week course of nicotine patches. The next workshop held at U of G is August 21, 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 smokefree@uoguelph.ca.

Other supports

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