Important information about the Tobacco- Free Policy
Effective August 15, 2011, the University of Mary campus wide will be smoke free and on January 1, 2012 it will be completely tobacco free.
Smoking activity of any kind will no longer be allowed on University of Mary campus and satellite facilities as of August 15, 2011. Effective January 1, 2012 all smokeless tobacco products, alternative tobacco products, tobacco extracts and nicotine alternatives will not be allowed.
If you need help quitting, call the North Dakota Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT.NOW or www.nd.quitnet.com.
Quit Tobacco Use Opportunities
The North Dakota Tobacco Quitline
1-866-388-QUIT or 1-866-388-7848
The ND Tobacco Quitline is free to ND residents¨Some callers may qualify for free limited supplies of the patch or gum.
ND smokers and spit tobacco users are encouraged to call the Quitline for more information about quitting. Family members of tobacco users may call for support and information.
Hours for the Quitline:
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm CSTF
Friday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm CST
Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm CST
During other hours callers will be able to leave a message and counselors will return their call during open hours.
People have found encouragement from other former smokers.
Private Physician—Tobacco Cessation services obtainable with a Prescription Order are paid under the Outpatient Prescription Medications or Drugs benefit of the BC/BS Health Plan.
The combination of medication and counseling has the best success.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
This includes nicotine gum, patches, lozenges, (over the counter) nasal spray, and inhalers (by prescription). There is little evidence that one is better than another. The most effective regimen is the patch plus another product.
Bupropion Hydrochloride or Zyban (by prescription). This is an antidepressant medication that helps cope with cigarette or dip cravings.
Varenicline Tartrate or Chantix. This medication has been highly successful in helping people quit smoking by acting on the same sites in the brain affected by nicotine.
University of Mary Student Health Clinic