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Quit For A Day Or For Good At Quit The Nic Day
Tuesday, November 12
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Are you contemplating quitting smoking, tobacco or vape? Tired of being addicted to nicotine, but not sure if you are ready to quit for good? Then Quit the Nic (nicotine)is for you! This trial quit day helps people quit, plan to quit, or learn about quitting.

When and Where: Campus Wellbeing Services and Colleges against Cancer will host three Quit the Nic stations on Tuesday, November 12:

  • Illini Union (south entrance): 11 am – 3 pm
  • Beckman Institute (east atrium): 11 am – 3 pm
  • Activities and Recreation Center (wintergarden): 3 pm – 6 pm

Resources: Our Quit the Nic stations will feature a variety of helpful resources. Participants can:

  • Pick up a quit kit
  • Talk to a cessation expert (Beckman Institute and Activities and Recreation Center locations)
  • Conquer nicotine cravings through fun activities
    • therapy dogs (Illini Union)
    • aromatherapy (Beckman Institute)
    • tea making/tasting (Activities and Recreation Center)
  • Discover campus nicotine cessation resources
  • Learn about the smoke (vape) and tobacco-free campus policy
  • Ask questions about quitting in a non-judgmental environment

Non-judgmental environment: This event is for anyone, regardless of how long you have considered quitting. We want to answer any questions you might have in a low risk setting. We also want you to feel comfortable when learning about the benefits of quitting. Michele Guerra, Director of Campus Wellbeing Services says, “We encourage people to stop by – even if you’ve tried to quit before, or if you are thinking about quitting but not sure if you are ready.  Quit the Nic Day is great for people who know they are ready to quit for good. But it’s also a chance to see what it is like to quit for a day, or just learn more about your options. No one will pressure you – we will just be here to provide information and help.”

Vapers welcome: People who vape, use Juul or another e-cigarette devices are welcome to stop by. Many vapers are addicted to nicotine, and they can benefit from the quit resources we will provide.

Can’t attend but still want to quit?  You can still receive a quit kit by contacting Campus Wellbeing Services at 265-9355 or

Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Chancellors Massmail announcement.

This is an excerpt of the University policy. Complete policy.


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recognizes its responsibility to serve as a leader in promoting a healthy, smoke- and tobacco-free environment for all students, employees, and visitors to its campus. In light of the increasing weight of scientific evidence of the harm created by tobacco use, the campus shall be entirely tobacco and smoke free. The purpose of this policy is to promote the health, well-being, and safety of students, employees, and visitors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to implement the Smoke-Free Campus Act (110 ILCS 64), the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82), and to promote the goals of the Litter Control Act (415 ILCS 105).


This policy applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all individual on Campus Property, including but not limited to students,  employees, volunteers, visitors, and contractors.