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HSC Wellness Program

MSC 09 5300
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Stop Smoking

Tobacco/Smoking Cessation

UNM is committed to wellness, prevention, and providing a healthy environment in which to learn, work, and visit. Employee Health Promotion Program (EHPP) encourages faculty and staff to quit using tobacco. Quitting tobacco is a complex process and sometimes it takes several quit attempts to get it right.

Tobacco/Smoking Cessation Resources

Freedom From Smoking® Online

FFS Online, is a program specifically designed for adults, like you, who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good. http://www.ffsonline.org/

S.T.O.P. - Lovelace

  • Lovelace offers S.T.O.P. (Stop Tobacco for Optimal Prevention) which includes telephone support and materials to help participants who wish to stop smoking or using tobacco products. Call 505.232.1844 or visit S.T.O.P.

Tobacco Quit Line - Presbyterian

  • Presbyterian participants are eligible for free, confidential, and convenient support through the Tobacco Quit Line. Participants can also enroll to receive up to five free coaching sessions with a trained Quit Coach and, if eligible, they could receive free nicotine replacement therapy products. Call the Tobacco Quit Line for Presbyterian participants at 1.888.840.5445.

Quit for Life - The New Mexico Department of Health

  • The New Mexico Department of Health offers FREE nicotine patches, lozenges, or gum to tobacco users from New Mexico who enroll in the "Quit for Life" program. New Mexicans can speak to a specialist to help quit. For more information from the New Mexico Department of Health, visit New Mexico Tobacco Use and Prevention and Control or call 1.800.QUIT NOW.

American Lung Association

  • American Lung Association - cessation classes with free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

YWCA Rio Grande

  • YWCA Rio Grande - cessation classes with free NRTs (Spanish & English)

American Cancer Society


  • The National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, and First Gov offer an online guide to quitting, IM (instant messaging) or telephone support. For more information visit smokefree.gov.

UNM is a Tobacco and Smoke Free Environment. To learn more, please visit UNM Main Campus Smoke Free Environment and UNM HSC Smoke Free Environment . For details on UNM's policy on tobacco use, please see the Tobacco-Free Campus Policy (Policy 2250) in the University Business Policies and Procedures Manual.