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Tobacco Cessation Programs, Support and Resources

There are great campus, state and national resources and support available to help you quit. Different quit options include tobacco cessation counseling, medication and text/phone/Web support.

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and encouragement to help tobacco users quit. Nicotine replacement therapies and other tobacco cessation products can help reduce withdrawal symptoms that make it harder to quit.

Check out the options available to you below!


Student Health Services     

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), located in Redfern Health Center, offers free and confidential tobacco cessation counseling and is available for students who are dealing with stress and anxiety related to quitting tobacco. 

Medical providers at Redfern Health Center can write prescriptions for nicotine replacement therapies such as nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers and nasal spray. Providers can also write prescriptions for Bupropion (Zyban). Students can fill prescriptions in the pharmacy at Redfern Health Center, and the cost of these medications is covered by most insurance plans.

Faculty and Staff

Sullivan Center

Contact the Sullivan Center to set up an appointment with a counselor in the CUQUIT program who will help you choose the best plan for you to quit using tobacco. They offer a variety of options, from medical to psychological, to  help you quit today! Most major insurance companies will cover the cost of nicotine replacement therapy, too. These services are available to Clemson employees, faculty and staff and covered dependents. 

Prevention Partners offer tobacco-cessation programs specifically designed for subscribers of the State Health Plan, BlueChoice Health Plan and CIGNA HMO.

  • For subscribers of the State Health Plan or BlueChoice Health Plan, The Quit for Life Program is a FREEprogram designed to help you get ready to quit, take action to quit, and never smoke again! Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Alere Wellbeing, a professionally trained Quit Coach will help you quit smoking. For more information about this program, click here. Along with your own personal Quit Coach, you will also have access to an online Web Coach, FREE quitting aids, and a quit guide. You can enroll online or call 1-866-QUIT4LIFE (1-866-784-8454). There is no cost to eligible enrollees.

  • For CIGNA HMO subscribers, the CIGNA Quit Today Tobacco Cessation Program is available by calling the number on the back of your CIGNA ID card. You will be able to work one-on-one with a dedicated health advocate to create a personal quit plan and improve your lifestyle.

South Carolina Tobacco Quitline 

1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

8 to 3 a.m., seven days a week


The S.C. Tobacco Quitline is a FREE counseling service that helps South Carolina smokers and tobacco users quit.

Services include

  • One-on-one coaching

    • Phone or web-based counseling and support

  • Development of a personalized quit plan.

  • DHEC offers free nicotine patches, gum and lozenges to South Carolinians without health insurance.

National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quitline

1–877–44U–QUIT (1–877–448–7848) 

8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday


The National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quitline offers a wide range of services, including individualized counseling, printed information, referrals to other resources and recorded messages. Smoking cessation counselors are available to answer smoking-related questions in English or Spanish. Smoking cessation counselors are also available through LiveHelp, an online instant messaging service. LiveHelp is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Text the word QUIT to 47848


SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service designed for adults and young adults across the United States who are trying to quit smoking. The program was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit. It is a six to eight week program, depending on when you set your quit date. Users will receive one to five messages per day and can receive additional quit support by texting one of SmokefreeTXT's keywords.


American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smoking

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Smoking and Tobacco Use

Freedom From Smoking Online 

Freedom From Smoking® Online is a program specifically designed for adults 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.


The National Cancer Institute’s Smokefree.gov offers science-driven tools, information and support that has helped smokers quit. You will find state and national resources, free materials and quitting advice from the National Cancer Institute.

The EX Plan

The EX Plan is a FREE quit smoking program, one that can show you a whole new way to think about quitting. It’s based on personal experiences from ex-smokers as well as the latest scientific research from the experts at Mayo Clinic.


The LIVESTRONG.COM MyQuit Coach application creates a personalized plan to help you quit smoking. Through a physician approved, interactive and easy to use app, you'll evaluate your current status, set attainable goals and adjust preferences according to your needs. You'll finally be able to stop smoking.

Quit Pro: Stop Smoking Now

Quit Pro helps you monitor your progress, understand when, why and where you smoke, as well as read motivation quotes to help you quit smoking.

Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation

See how long it's been since you stopped smoking, the amount of money you've saved, cigarettes not smoked and health improvements. Play a fun distracting game while you forget about your cravings.


quitSTART App is a FREE app made for people who want to quit smoking. This app takes the information you provide about your smoking history and gives you tailored tips, inspiration and challenges to help you become smokefree and live a healthier life.

Tobacco-Free Campus Window Clings

Clemson University departments can request tobacco-free campus window clings. To place a request, please contact Lauren Pollard at eubank2@clemson.edu.

Tobacco-Free Window Clings