Our Mission

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To promote health by helping Ole Miss students and employees quit tobacco use.

Program Information

We offer a brief advice program with free medications to help you quit tobacco.

Our staff are trained tobacco specialists who advise you on quitting:. how to prepare to quit, what to expect after stopping tobacco, and how to cope with urges to use tobacco and other obstacles. Our ‘state-of-the-science’ program is based on the U.S. Public Health Service’s 2008 Clinical Practice Guide and on research and treatment of thousands of tobacco users in Mississippi.

Most tobacco users try to quit many times before they succeed. Please let us assist you in either your first attempt or another try.

Take the Act Now challenge!

If you think you can quit anytime, go without smoking or dipping for the next ten days. If you succeed, congratulations. But if you’re like most people and can’t do it alone, come see us. We’ll help you quit, for free.

Consequences of Tobacco Use

  • Wrinkled skin
  • Expensive drain on income
  • Lung cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Oral cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Low bone density
  • Yellowing of teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Loss of sense of smell and taste
  • Cataracts
  • Up to ten years shortened life expectancy

Second hand smoke harms the health of those around you

Benefits of Quitting

  • Better health for you and loved ones
  • More money —saved from tobacco and medical bills
  • Whiter teeth —a nicer smile
  • And many more benefits!

When you Quit

  • In 20 Minutes: Blood pressure and pulse slow to normal and circulation improves
  • In 8 Hours: Carbon monoxide level drops to near normal and oxygen level increases
  • In 24 Hours: The smell of smoke begins to leave your breath, hair, and body
  • In 1 to 3 Weeks: Your sense of taste and smell begins to improve
  • In 1 to 9 Months: Your lungs hold more air; coughing, congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath decrease; energy increases
  • In 1 Year: The risk of heart attack, stroke, lung, and other cancers begins to drop significantly

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