Support for reducing dependency on tobacco and smoking

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the world. Quitting smoking may be the single most important step you can take for improving your overall health, but it can be hard. In these anxious times, you may find yourself smoking more cigarettes, using more dip or snuff, or even puffing on your vape pen more than you used to. You may have even started using tobacco again after quitting.

Are you ready to kick that smoking habit in the "butt" or to the curb? Hoos Well offers free, nonjudgmental support -- including phone-based coaching, ongoing virtual support, and free nicotine replacement therapies and medication.

Resources to help you kick the habit

  • Phone-based tobacco cessation coaching

    In the Hoos Well Portal, participants in the UVA Health Plan or UPG Anthem Health Plan can partner with an experienced tobacco cessation specialist to develop an individualized quit plan, co-create attainable goals, resolve ambivalence, overcome cravings, explore triggers, discover motivators for lasting change, and discuss whether nicotine replacement therapy and cessation-supportive medications are right for you.

    Schedule your first coaching session today
  • Free virtual support groups

    The Tobacco Free Community Coalition (TFCC) offers free, virtual support to residents of the greater Charlottesville area, Fluvanna and Louisa Counties who want to quit tobacco. Learn about and experience strategies for quitting, such as medication options, acupuncture, stress reduction, nutrition, and more!

    Learn more by contacting TFCC
  • Tobacco cessation Journeys in the Hoos Well portal

    UVA employees and spouses on the UVA Health Plan and UPG Anthem Health Plan can earn rewards for participating in Journeys (online, self-directed learning modules) in the Hoos Well portal. Topics include “Ready, Set, Stop Smoking,” “Consider Quitting,” and “Stay on Track, Stay Quit.”

    Start your Journey toward being tobacco-free today!

16.4 %

of Virginia adults are smokers

74.2 %

of Virginia smokers want to quit completely


Virginia adults die each year from smoking

$ 3.11B

VA annual healthcare expenditure caused by tobacco


VA non-smokers die each year due to 2nd hand smoke