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Supporting healthy lifestyle choices.
In the Health Promotion Office at Worcester State University, we support your healthy lifestyle choices through wellness education and prevention so that you can build your skills to make responsible, informed decisions regarding your health. We are your source for alcohol and drug information as well as prevention approaches. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that supports your academic success and well-being.Our office coordinate a variety of programs and services on these issues, including:
Tobacco-Free CampusWorcester State University is a tobacco-free campus the use of tobacco products of any kind, including any nicotine-delivery system, will not be permitted in or on WSU-owned or -leased property, including buildings, residence halls, grounds, community garden, athletic fields, walkways, parking lots, bus stops, and parked vehicles on campus grounds. (Nicotine replacement therapy is permitted.) This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, visitors, vendors, and contractors. The Health Promotion Office offers information and resources for quitting. Health Promotion Specialist Jen Quinn is a certified tobacco treatment specialist. Contact her for details about her services.
1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) is confidential telephone line that provides information,referral, and counseling at no charge to smokers who want to quit.The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program is dedicated to reducing the health and economic burden of tobacco use. Try to Stop is an interactive website that offers smokers expert advice, interactive bulletin board, self-directed quitting tools, resources, and information. Available in 9 languages. The Massachusetts Smokers' Helpline provides free and confidential information and counseling to tobacco users referred by health-care providers and to state residents who call directly for support. The Helpline also responds to calls from friends and family members of tobacco users, health-care providers, educators, tobacco-control professionals, and the general public. A 2-week free nicotine patch starter kit is available to those patients who qualify. Smokefree TXT is a mobile service designed for young adults across the United States. It was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit for good. QuitSTART is a free smartphone app that can help smokers track cravings and moods, monitor their progress toward achieving smoke-free milestones, identify smoking triggers, and upload personalized "pick me ups" and reminders to use during challenging times to help them successfully become and stay smoke free.Many health insurance plans help cover the cost of medicines and counseling to help people quit smoking. Call the customer service phone number on the back of your insurance card to see what smoking cessation benefits you have.Additional Resources