Smoking and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. With Kent State transitioning to a smoke-free, tobacco-free university, now is a better time than any to consider quitting. As part of our initiative to become a smoke-free, tobacco-free university, Kent State is committed to providing services and resources to help our employees and students kick the habit!

Nicotine replacement therapy and prescription coverage for medications prescribed for smoking cessation are covered by the university-sponsored health plans. This coverage extends to employees and their eligible dependents age 18 and older who are covered under the university-sponsored prescription plan.

Click here to find cessation resources for both employees and students provided by Kent State and our partners in wellness. You will discover resources from Apps to help you quit to multi-week smoking cessation counseling programs. If you are ready to live smoke- and tobacco-free, you have the support to make it happen!