The University of Oregon is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The choice to go this direction was student driven and made to improve the health of our entire campus population as well as to help keep our campus clean and beautiful. Just like getting nicotine out of the campus environment took time and hard work, getting nicotine out of your system can be a real challenge.
If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken an important first step—contemplating kicking your dependence on nicotine.
When you’re ready to commit to something that will change your life, we have many resources to support you.
Smoking Cessation and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for Students, Faculty Members, and Staff
- Pharmacists can provide smoking cessation counseling to students, faculty members, and staff. This is an appointment-based service.
- Each appointment will take 20-30 minutes and will consist of an evaluation of smoking habits, amount of nicotine used per day, and education about available resources.
- At the end of the appointment, the pharmacist can prescribe nicotine replacement products (patches, gum, lozenges) or the prescription medications Chantix (varenecline) and Zyban/Wellbutrin (bupropion).
- There is a small fee for the appointment, which may be covered by your insurance. Prescribed items can be billed to your prescription insurance—including over-the-counter nicotine products. Consult your insurance plan for details.
- Appointments are available during the clinical services times posted on the main pharmacy page. Call the pharmacy or inquire at the main desk.
- The pharmacy also sells nicotine replacement products over the counter. Note that OTC nicotine products sold without a prescription are not covered by your health insurance but may be eligible for FSA claims.
- For students, the Duck Nest Wellness Center has additional resources and support options available.