Smoking Cessation For Students


University Health Services-Office of Health Promotion Smoking Cessation Program is committed to ensuring a healthful Kent State University environment. By providing quality programs and services to students, the Office of Health Promotion Smoking Cessation Program aspires to assist individuals and groups in attaining goals for a high quality smoke free life.

Do you want to Quit Smoking?

It doesn't matter the reason- if you want to quit, we want to help!

Congratulations! Quitting smoking is a big deal and you are taking the first step to a healthier lifestyle by learning about what resources are available to you! The Office of Health Promotion is offering the American Lung Association's (ALA) Freedom From Smoking program FREE to Kent State students (Kent Campus). This is a comprehensive smoking cessation program that has been around for more than 30 years!


What Can I expect at the program? 

The ALA's Freedom From Smoking Program runs on an as-needed basis and consists of 7 weekly meetings between you and the program facilitator. If there are multiple people interested at the same time, this program may run as a small group setting.

The first 3 weeks of the program are dedicated to students learning about their own individual smoking pattern and preparing to quit. Week 4 of the program is Quit Day where students put their plan into action and officially quit tobacco.  The remaining weeks of the program focus on students 'staying quit' and their new tobacco free lifestyle.

To sign-up for the program or if you have any additional questions, please call Scott Dotterer at 330-672-8266 or via email at


  • How much does the program cost?
    • This program is FREE for Kent State students!
  • When does the group meet?
    • This program runs on an as-needed basis which means this program runs whenever a student requests the program.  Because of this, we can schedule the program around your schedule so that we are meeting at a time that is convenient for you! 
  • How long is the program?
    • The program length is 8 sessions over the course of 7 weeks. Each session lasts 60-90 minutes (dependent on the group size).
  • How do I sign-up for the program? 
    • Contact Scott Dotterer at 330-672-8266 or via email at to register for session 1. During session 1 you will learn specific information about the program and if the program sounds like something you would like to pursue, you can register for the program at that time. 
  • I don't have plans to quit smoking yet, can I still go through the program?  
    • Yes! This is your program and you can attend the sessions to learn strategies you can use to quit smoking when you are ready.
  • What is one item you would want me to know before registering for the program?  
    • I want students to know this program is here for you- this is your program! This is not a program where the facilitator is preaching about the harmful effects of tobacco. This is a program focused on giving you the strategies and tools you will need to quit & stay quit. If you are contemplating quitting tobacco, come to session 1 and see if this is the right program for you. 


Learn More About the Freedom From Smoking Program Information on Electronic Cigarettes Information on Nicotine Replacement Therapy Learn Facts About Quitting Access Smoke & Tobacco Cessation Apps Find a Nicotine Anonymous Meeting

Tobacco Resource Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Lung Association American Cancer Society Ohio Tobacco QuitlineTobacco Free Life

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