Quitting Tobacco

Quitting tobacco is hard but not impossible. Emory offers numerous resources to help you quit for good.

For Emory Employees and Spouses

These following resources are provided free of charge for Emory employees and their spouses:

Quit for Life Program

This personalized 12-month program includes telephonic counseling sessions, an 8-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy (patch or gum), unlimited online support and coaching support for Emory's Tier Zero medications. Learn more.

Call 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE or enroll online.

Healthy Emory Connect

Learn simple ways to be and stay tobacco-free by trying a Journeys program or engaging in healthy habit challenge. Both offer steps and tips to assist you in managing this habit. Learn more about the resources available for “Being Tobacco-Free” here and select Programs, Being Tobacco-Free.

Faculty Staff Assistance Program

Meet with a FSAP counselor for help in managing the emotional effects of quitting tobacco. Free, confidential counseling is available at a variety of locations across Emory.

Call 404-727-WELL or email FSAP at efsap@emory.edu.

CVS Minute Clinic

Nurse practitioners at CVS Minute Clinics deliver the Start to Stop program which includes ongoing coaching support and nicotine replacement recommendations or prescriptions. Visit CVS online.

Tier Zero Medications

Emory's medical plan covers 100% of the cost of tobacco cessation medications including:

  • Nicotrol NS (nasal spray)
  • Nicotrol inhaler
  • Zyban
  • Chantix

Make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation and a prescription. You can use the EVIP line (quicker access to Emory providers) by calling 404-778-EVIP.

View list of Tier Zero drugs

For Anyone

These resources are open to anyone wishing to quit tobacco. Some programs may have a cost and Emory does not cover the costs of these programs for employees.

Freedom from Smoking Program

  • Online program: This online program offers limited online support for free or more comprehensive online support for a fee. Visit online.
  • In person program: 8-session small group designed to help you avoid common pitfalls associated with quitting smoking in a supportive environment with others who are experiencing the same challenges. Contact the American Lung Association of Georgia at 770-434-5864 or visit online.

The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line

A toll-free telephone-based program implemented statewide, delivering personalized counseling for quitting tobacco. Free nicotine patches and gum are available to all Georgia adults (age 18 and older) when appropriate, regardless of health insurance status or coverage. Call 1-877-270-STOP.

Become an Ex

This free online program walks you through a 3-step plan to re-learn your life without cigarettes. Visit online.


Online support, tips, tools and expert advice. Includes a smoke free text messages for extra tips, advise and encouragement. Visit online.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC's Office on Smoking and Health offers a wide range of articles, tips and resources to assist with tobacco cessation goals. Visit online.