The University of Texas at Arlington


Ready to Quit?

Tobacco Cessation Resources and Support

Want to quit smoking? We can help. A healthy lifestyle is the key to continued wellbeing. Changing your lifestyle for the better takes time and real effort. But you can do it. And it's worth it: Quitting tobacco can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke and greatly improve your self-esteem and quality of life.

For help 24/7

The American Cancer Society offers a free quit line, 1-877-YES-QUIT. Callers can receive counseling sessions, access to self-help booklets, advice about support programs available locally, and more. For more information, visit

Fresh Start From Tobacco classes

UT Arlington offers tobacco cessation education classes that are free for all students, faculty, and staff. The Fresh Start From Tobacco program consists of a series of four classes designed to educate and assist individuals who are ready to make a fresh start from tobacco use (including smokeless tobacco).

Facilitated by Health Services, the four one-hour educational sessions address tobacco addiction and cessation topics. These classes cover addiction, quitting, coping strategies, and receiving help. It is important to attend all four sessions. In addition, all participants are eligible for a limited supply of nicotine replacement therapy patches and gum.

Classes for faculty, staff, and students are scheduled for the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Faculty and staff must register for classes online through the Human Resources Learning and Development Training Calendar. Students may register for classes by contacting the UT Arlington Health Services at 817-272-2771.

Understanding Addiction 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Steps to Quitting 3:00–4:00 p.m.
How To Cope 10:30–11:30 a.m.
There is Help 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Employee Assistance Program

Professional help through the Employee Assistance Program is available for tobacco cessation and many other types of concerns that may affect your quality of life.

UT Select Programs (available to all UT Select members)

UT Select/WebMD Living Well Health Manager

The Smoking Cessation Lifestyle Improvement Program has two equally important parts: the Readings and the Planner. Together, they take about 30 minutes per day to complete. It is recommended that you read one step of the readings per day and check your planner daily. Register at; once you are registered, click on the “Living Health” tab, then select the smoking cessation option under “Lifestyle Programs.”

UT Select Tobacco Cessation Program

Quitting smoking takes desire, determination, and support. That's why UT Select has developed a motivational toolkit that can help members who are ready to take steps toward this major lifestyle change. The program offers guidance and support with licensed wellness coaches. Call 1-800-462-3275 to register.

UT Select Benefit Coverage for Tobacco Cessation

Outpatient/Office Services: After plan year deductible, plan pays 75 percent; member pays 25 percent of the allowable charge

Prescription Benefit: After plan year deductible, member pays applicable co-pay