Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs

Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs - Resources

"Smoking cessation represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives."  --  Report of the U.S. Surgeon General (1990)

Local Resources

  • Health Enhancement /Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management/NIU 815-753-9755
    Health Enhancement, the health promotion and disease prevention office of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, offers smoking cessation services to students:
    • -FREE Quit Kits (Evans Field House and outreach sites)
    • -Xtreme Air Program-individual smoking cessation coaching program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), NIU 815-753-9191 EAP offers the American Cancer Society's Fresh Start Program to interested students. A group of approximately six students meet four times over a two- or four-week period to quit smoking.

  • DeKalb County Health Department 2550 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb 815-758-6673 Handouts and resources on tobacco and smoking cessation.

  • Kishwaukee Hospital 1 Kish Hospital Dr, DeKalb 815-756-1521 Smoking cessation classes meet periodically. Call for more information.

National Resources

  • National Institutes of Health - 301-496-4000
  • American Heart Association-320 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231 214-750-5300
  • American Lung Association-1740 Broadway New York, NY 10019 212-245-8000
  • Office on Smoking and Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    5600 Fishers Lane Park Building, Room 110 Rockville, MD 20857


  • Institute of Medicine. (1994). Growing Up Tobacco Free. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
  • National Cancer Institute. Population Based Smoking Cessation: Proceedings of a Conference on What Works to Influence Cessation in the General Population. Smoking and Tobacco Control Monograph No. 12. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, November 2000.
  • Fiore, MC, Bailey, WC, Cohen, SJ, et al. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service. June 2000.