Breathe Free UMassD

UMass Dartmouth is Smoke, Tobacco, & Vape-Free

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the policy are located here.

E-Cigarette/Vaping Products:

The CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a national outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI); visit this page for the most up-to-date information.

About E-Cigarettes (CDC)

E-cigarettes: Facts, stats, and regulations (truth initiative)

This is Quitting (truth initiative)
This is Quitting is a free and confidential texting program for young people who vape. Text “VapeFreeMass” to 88709 to get started! In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

MyLifeMyQuit (National Jewish Health)
For teens and young adults who want help quitting all forms of tobacco, including vaping. MyLifeMyQuit has youth coach specialists trained to help young people by phone or text. Call or text "Start My Quit" to 855-891-9989 for free and confidential help. For more information or to sign up online, visit mylifemyquit.com.

Quitting smoking is not an easy process and the more resources you employ, the better.

For those of you seeking some help with quitting smoking, we recommend:

Quit Smoking Resources
A great variety of quit smoking aids, including online resources and apps are listed here.


QuitWorks
Complete and submit a QuitWorks form for free nicotine patches and telephone help. Contact Student Health Services at 508-999-8982 and a form will be emailed to you.


Contact Your Health Insurance Company
Contact your health insurance company to learn what smoking cessation medications are covered under your insurance plan.


Talk with Your Healthcare Provider
Schedule an appointment for smoking cessation counseling with your healthcare provider. These sessions are considered preventative appointments, and no co-pay or deductible should be required.

Cannabis:

T-Break: a guide to help support you on a cannabis tolerance break (University of Vermont)

 

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