Nicotine (Tobacco, E-Cigarette, Vaping) Cessation

At McKinley, we recognize just how challenging it can be to quit using nicotine products. Whether it is your first quit attempt or tenth, if quitting nicotine is something you’ve been considering, we are here to help. 

McKinley Health Center can provide education, individual cessation appointments, and prescribe medications to support those looking to quit the use of nicotine products (e.g., cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, vape pens, etc.).


Cessation APPOINTMENTS 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students can meet one-on-one with McKinley providers to learn more about helpful cessation products, resources, and support.

Education and cessation appointments are free for eligible students. Non-nicotine cessation products and nicotine replacement therapies are available.

Schedule an appointment today by calling 217-333-2700.


What TO EXPECT AT A CESSATION appointment

  • The provider will review a questionnaire with you to understand your nicotine usage.
  • The provider may provide educational materials, prescribe cessation products, help you identify social support, explore a quit plan, and more.  
  • You will return for a second visit with your provider in 1-2 weeks and can return for follow-up visits as needed.

 

CESSATION RESOURCES

Cessation products are medications available to help you quit if you are addicted to nicotine.  If you are not addicted to nicotine, these products may not be beneficial.

Non-Nicotine Cessation Product
Available by prescription at McKinley, this product can help support cessation efforts.

Generic Zyban (Buproprion SR)

 

Nicotine Replacement Therapy 
Available by prescription at McKinley, these products provide nicotine to ease withdrawal symptoms.

Nicotine Patches

Nicotine Gum

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Smoke Free Campus: smokefree.illinois.edu
National Cancer Institute: www.smokefree.gov
American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
American Lung Association: www.ffsonline.org
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/index.htm
Illinois Department of Public Health: www.quityes.org
Illinois Tobacco Quitline: 1-866-QUIT-YES