Nicotine Cessation

Dartmouth is focused on creating a tobacco-free campus. Smoking just four cigarettes can give a person a 90% chance of becoming addicted. With tobacco use causing more deaths in the U.S. than AIDS, automobile accidents, homicides, suicides, drug overdoses and fires combined, it's important that people are aware of the dangers of smoking.

Dartmouth Resources

Smoking Cessation Groups and Services are coordinated by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC).  Search "Quitting Smoking" in the DHMC Health Encyclopedia.

Cessation products are available to Dartmouth Students for little or no cost. Make an appointment with one of our primary care providers to discuss which options might be best for you.

Online Resources

Tobacco Information

  • Tobaccofree.org – A BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education resource site that offers general information about tobacco from facts and figures to online discussions and interactive activities.
  • TTAC.org – The Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium is dedicated to assisting organizations in building and growing highly effective tobacco control programs; they provide expert assistance and in-dept information while addressing important issues regarding tobacco control.
  • American Cancer Society
  • The College Tobacco Prevention Resource is a comprehensive approach to campus tobacco prevention and an excellent resource for tobacco education. The section highlighted here refers to tobacco cessation programs for college students and provides strategies for approaching this issue.

Quitting Smoking

  • Quittobacco.com – Here you can find information on cigarettes and chewing tobacco as well as methods and tips on how to get rid of these habits.
  • quitsmoking.about.com – This site offers information on smoking and a variety of methods used to quit smoking. Success stories, discussion forums, and links to related helpful sites can be found here.
  • trytostop.org -- This personalized, interactive help area serves as a guide during the quitting process; information for quit programs in your community, downloadable brochures, success stories, expert advice, e-cards and links to other web-based quit tools call all be found here.
  • nicotine-anonymous.org -- Support  for  people  who  want  to gain  freedom from nicotine is available here and in six different languages.
  • quitnet.org – Obtain a guide here to help you quit, a calendar to follow through the process, a directory of cessation programs and daily tobacco news. Upon registration, you get peer-to-peer support, quitting tools, quit tips, anniversary emails and up-to-date information.
  • quitnow.info.au -- This is the Australian National Tobacco Campaign website which offers facts about smoking, advice and tips on quitting, media releases related to tobacco and links to other anti-tobacco sites. It is available in nine different languages.