Help Quitting

Support for ALL students, faculty and staff

You’re much more likely to quit when you get help and support from a trained coach or counselor. Here are some ways they can help:

  • Individualized phone, email and text support
  • Face-to-face counseling or a visit with your doctor
  • Cessation groups
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapies

Tobacco Cessation Health Coverage in Minnesota 2019 (PDF)

Resources to help you quit

Student Health Services

Minnesota State University, Mankato Health Education Office (100 Carkoski Commons) provides free quit kits for students, faculty and staff 

  • Students can pick up at the Health Education Office
  • Faculty and Staff can request via email to be delivered via intracampus mail or delivered to your office

Lower-cost nicotine replacement therapies are available for students to purchase at the Student Health Services Pharmacy.

QUITPLAN

Everyone in Minnesota has access to free phone coaching to quit tobacco, even if you're uninsured. 

Call QUITPLAN at 1-888-354-7526

Blue Cross Members
1-888-662-BLUE

Health Partners Members
1-800-311-1052

Preferred One Members
1-800-292-2336

Freedom From Smoking

The American Lung Association’s free quit smoking program 
www.ffsonline.org

American Cancer Society

24 hour phone counseling, 7 days a week
www.cancer.org

QuitNet

A free quit smoking program
www.quitnet.com

SmokeFree.gov

State and National resources, free materials, and beneficial quitting advice 
www.smokefree.gov

Quitza.com

A smoke free social network designed to help people quit smoking. Features online social support, personalized goal and progress tracking technologies. 
https://quitza.com/forum 

Quitting e-cigarettes

This innovative and free text message program was created with input from teens, college students and young adults who have attempted to, or successfully, quit e-cigarettes.

https://truthinitiative.org/research-resources/quitting-smoking-vaping/quitting-e-cigarettes