Students, Faculty & Staff Cessation Support Programs

Interested in quitting smoking? The Quit For Life® Program is available to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as spouses, and their adult dependents age 18 and older. The university is covering the cost of the program and nicotine replacement therapy, including the patch or gum.  

Quit For Life Program

The Quit For Life® Program, brought to you by the American Cancer Society® and Alere Wellbeing, is the nation’s leading tobacco cessation program. It can help you or an eligible dependents overcome physical, psychological and behavioral addictions to tobacco through coaching, a customized quitting plan, and a supportive online community. 

Expert Quit Coaches® help participants gain the knowledge, skills and behavioral strategies to quit for life. Participants have unlimited access to phone- and web-based coaching, as well as to Web Coach®, an online community for e-learning and social support. They also receive a printed workbook that helps guide them through the quitting process.

The program uses the 4 Essential Practices to Quit For Life:

  1. Quit At Your Own Pace – Quit on your own terms, but get the help you need, when you need it.

  2. Conquer Your Urges to Smoke – Gain the skills you need to control cravings, urges and situations involving alcohol.

  3. Use Medications So They Really Work – Learn how to supercharge your quit attempt with the proper use of nicotine substitutes or medications. 

  4. Don’t Just Quit, Become a Nonsmoker – Once you’ve stopped using tobacco, learn to never again have that “first” cigarette.

By mastering the 4 Essential Practices to Quit for Life, the chance of quitting is eight times more successful than by quitting cold turkey. You or a loved one could be the next person we help quit tobacco. You may qualify for nicotine replacement therapy. The program is free, confidential, and it works.

Call 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454), or log on to for details or to enroll.

*Based on a 5% average unassisted success rate (Hughes JR, Keely J, Naud S. Shape of the relapse curve and long-term abstinence among untreated smokers. 2004 Addiction, 99, 29-38). 

For a list of smoking cessation programs and additional resources visit the Community Support Page.

Let a friend or colleague know that you care by sending them an e-mail with them information on GW's Quit for Life smoking cessation program.