"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)
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 Wellness and Assistance (EWAP), NIU 815-753-9191 EWAP 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 Community Hospital 626 Bethany Road, DeKalb 815-756-1521 Smoking cessation classes meet periodically. Call for more information.
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.