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University Health Service (UHS)
Health Promotion Office

Tobacco Cessation

Whether you use tobacco every day, or just once in a while, the best way to protect your health is to stop completely. We can help you.


The University Health Service (UHS) understands that quitting tobacco is not easy. Although it may be a personal challenge for many, UHS is prepared to provide you with the appropriate support and services that you need.

How Can UHS Help?

Tobacco Dependence Counseling – For Full-time Students
The University Health Service, in partnership with the Healthy Living Center, offers tobacco dependence counseling through the secure video conferencing app, ZOOM. Now from the privacy and convenience of your phone or computer, you can work with a tobacco dependence counselor to get the trusted tools and support you need to stop smoking. These visits are covered by the mandatory health fee. If you are not sure you want to quit, we can still work with you to develop a timeline, discuss your options, or talk about ways to reduce your use and start caring for your health right now. To get started, contact the Healthy Living Center at (585) 530-2050 or

Talk with your UHS Primary Care Provider
If you are ready to make the decision to quit smoking or are interested in talking about smoking cessation, your primary care provider (PCP) at UHS can help you pick a quit date and stay on track to help you through the quitting process. UHS offers nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) through its dispensary. Medications are also available to help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. To schedule an appointment with your UHS primary care provider, call UHS at (585) 275-2662).

NYS Smokers' Quitline

National Quitline