• Health Promotion
    A Division of Student Affairs

Tobacco

Programs  Self-Help  Resources  Statistics

Since January 1, 2012, MTSU is a tobacco-free campus.

Programs

Great American Smokeout
A program organized by the American Cancer Society, Health Promotion observes the Great American Smokeout annually on the third Thursday of November. Individuals who smoke are encouraged to quit smoking for 24 hours in hopes that the process will empower them to quit smoking for good.

Personal Quit Kits
Health Promotion produces take home kits with information and materials to help a person quit smoking. The kits are available in the Health Promotion office (REC 1106).

Discounted Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Campus Pharmacy offers discounted rates on over the counter nicotine replacement products like nicotine gum, patches, and lozenges. Products are sold at cost and are available to students, faculty, and staff.

Self-Help

Freedom from Smoking Online Program
The American Lung Association offers a free cessation program online that consists of seven sections. Once you create an account with the website, you can proceed through the sections at your own pace. The program is available at www.ffsonline.org.

Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine
The state offers a free telephone service that provides support to callers looking to quit smoking or using tobacco. The phone lines are staffed seven days a week, and there is no limit to the number of times a person may call. The QuitLine is available Monday through Friday from 7:00am-10:00pm central time, on Saturdays from 8:00am-5:00pm, and on Sundays from 10:00am-4:00pm.

You've Got What it Takes!
The American Cancer Society offers this self-help guide as a downloadable pdf file. The guide consists of three sections designed to help you make a decision to be smoke free, to let you know what to expect in a quit effort, and to help you prepare for situations where remaining smoke free could be hard. The guide is available at no cost. 

Resources

Campus Resources

External Resources

 

Statistics

*Data presented are from the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment conducted Spring 2013 which included 1,274 MTSU students. A full report of all participating post-secondary institutions is available here.

  • 18.1% of MTSU students smoked cigarettes in the 30 days prior to completing the survey
  • 64.2% of MTSU students reported never having smoked a cigarette
  • 9.6% of MTSU students smoked cigars in the 30 days prior to completing the survey
  • 6.9% of MTSU students used smokeless tobacco in the 30 days prior to completing the survey
  • 12.4% of MTSU students smoked tobacco using a water pipe in the 30 days prior to completing the survey