Clean Air, a Healthier You
Know Better Place is committed to the health and wellness of
the Health Center's most valuable resource, you. Work-life
balance, physical fitness, clean air, and freedom from smoking
are interrelated and contribute to one’s quality of life.
Smoking and second-hand smoke is widely recognized as the
single most important cause of preventable disease. As a leader
in health care, we have a responsibility to implement a policy
that promotes a safe and healthy environment. Therefore, the use of
tobacco products in not permitted at any of the UConn Health Center premises.
key to success lies in your hands and Know Better Place is here
to help. Know Better Place has compiled, and is pleased to offer you,
a variety of initiatives, resources and information to help you
live a smoke-free life. Please visit often as it will be updated
frequently with the most current information available.
Links to organizations found on this page are provided solely
as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an
endorsement of these organizations or their programs by the
University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), and none should
be inferred. UCHC is not responsible for the content of the
individual organization web pages found at these links. In
addition, please remember to adhere to UCHC's
Information Technology Computer Use Policy.
According to the American Cancer Society, people who use
telephone counseling are twice as likely to stop smoking as
those who don't get this type of help. Help from a counselor can
help quitters avoid many common mistakes.
A free of charge telephone help line that provides cessation
counseling, quitting information, answers to your questions, and
support you need while quitting.
AA whole new way to think about quitting smoking - it's about
re-learning life without cigarettes.
Guide to Quitting
hard, so don't do it alone. The American Cancer Society is here
Lung Help Line
The American Lung Association answers questions about smoking
Great American Smokeout
The American Cancer Society marked the 36th
Great American Smokeout on November 17, 2011.
Quit Smoking Today
smoking.gov offers a variety of tools and resources to
help you quit smoking
You Can Quit Smoking
Best ways for you to quit, and quit for good. All the
information in this booklet is based on scientific research
about what will give you the best chances of quitting.
Connecticut Tobacco Use Cessation Programs
Listing of current programs available in CT.
Insurance Benefit Resources
Ready, Set, Stop!
For a personalized smoking cessation program, Anthem has a
program available online for members
Anthem - Online Cessation Tools
Anthem has a wealth of information to assist members with the
challenging decision to quit smoking.