Tobacco Cessation

Resources available to everyone

The Freedom from Smoking Program
The Phoenix Program offers the American Lung Associations Freedom from Smoking Program which is an evidence-based smoking cessation program. New classes start every month, and include 8 sessions (materials provided) with group support before, during and after your quit-date.Contact Greg at 875-875-8880, ext. 2123.

Missouri Tobacco Quit Line
Missouri Tobacco Quit Line offers telephone coaching and FREE nicotine replacement therapy for eligible participants. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for more information.

National Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute offers FREE telephone and online support for quitting smoking. Visit for more information.

My Time to Quit
Pfizer's My Time to Quit offers a customized quit plan and free information online.

The Ex Plan
Get free assistance to quit smoking and access to free patches, videos and other resources with the EX Plan (sponsored by Legacy).

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Resources for University of Missouri faculty and staff

Employee Assistance Program
The University of Missouri's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, professional service provided to all employees, their families, retirees and organizational work units. The EAP provides a variety of services to help employees influenced by a range of personal concerns, including smoking cessation.

The Breathe Smoking Cessation Program allows Coventry myChoice members FREE online digital health coaching. For online access, log in by choosing "My Online Services" on the Coventry Health Care webpage for the University of Missouri. Once you have logged in, navigate to the Wellness Tools option.

Smoking Cessation Medications
Selected smoking cessation medications are available through the UM prescription drug program with a prescription from your physician. Contact your physician or ExpressScripts Customer Service at 1-800-955-1201 for more information. Covered medications include:

  • Buproprion SR (generic)-formulary
  • Chantix-formulary

Smoking Cessation Consultations
The Wellness Resource Center and Healthy for Life have partnered to offer FREE nicotine replacement therapy patches, access to one-on-one counseling, assistance in developing a personalized quit plan, and peer support. Visit the Wellness Resource Center to schedule an appointment.

Campus-specific smoke-free programs