Tobacco Cessation

Because tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death, Emory has taken steps to significantly decrease smoking and the use of tobacco on our campuses.

Helping you quit

To support our community members in their efforts to give up using tobacco, Emory offers several cessation programs and resources, many of which are free to employees and their spouses. If you are ready to quit for good, Emory has resources to help you.

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Tobacco Free Emory

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In 2012, Emory adopted a tobacco free environment policy, prohibiting smoking and tobacco use on all Emory University and Emory Healthcare properties. The policy includes vaping, pipes, chewing tobacco, hookahs and e-cigarettes. Learn more about the policy and how it is being enforced on campus.

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Tobacco Use Surcharge

To further support a culture of health and wellness and to discourage the use of tobacco, Emory implemented a tobacco use surcharge on the medical plan several years ago. If you are on the Emory medical plan and use tobacco, you will pay an additional $50 per month. The surcharge also includes covered spouses, so if both you and your spouse smoke, it will cost an extra $100 monthly.