Tulane’s new Tobacco and Smoke Free Community Policy requires that all faculty/staff use tobacco off campus if they do decide to continue using tobacco.

It takes the average tobacco user seven tries to quit using tobacco products for good. If you have tried before unsuccessfully, view it as practice for your final quit. Faculty/staff who want to quit or limit their use of tobacco products may find the following resources beneficial:

• Internet/Social Media 

~ Smoke Free Texting Coach 
~ Tobacco Free Apps 
~ Tobacco Free on Twitter 
~ Tobacco Free on Facebook 
~ Resources for Spanish-Speaking Faculty/Staff 

• National/State 

~ 24 Hour Telephone Quit Hotline 1-800-QUIT-NOW 
~ Quit With Us Louisiana 
~ Let’s Be Totally Clear 

• Local 

~ Tobacco Users in Louisiana who began smoking prior to September 1, 1988 are eligible for special tobacco cessation benefits through the Smoking Cessation Trust. More information can be found here.

• Health Care Provider Specific Resources 

~ Aetna 
~ Carefirst Inc. 
~ Cigna 
~ Humana 
~ Kaiser Permanente 
~ United Health 
~ Wellpoint Group 

TRU DAT Fact: Only 6.7% of Faculty and Staff smoke cigarettes*
TRU DAT Fact: 20% of Faculty and Staff are former smokers*
TRU DAT Fact: 73.3% of Faculty and Staff have never smoked*
* HRA 2010 Data Tulane University

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