Support for reducing dependency on tobacco and smoking

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Tobacco usage is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the world. Quitting tobacco may be the single most important step you can take for improving your overall health, but it can be hard. We want you to know that you’re not alone.

Did you know that using tobacco cessation medications and getting support can double your chances of successfully quitting tobacco? UVA offers free, nonjudgmental support and a broad portfolio of resources including phone-based coaching, ongoing virtual support, and free nicotine replacement therapies and medication.

Resources to Help You Quit Tobacco

  • 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
  • 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, to help you become and remain smoke-free.

    Start your tobacco-free Journey today!
  • Mindfulness Support for Quitting Tobacco

    If you’re having a difficult time walking away from tobacco use you are not alone. QuitSmart™ Mindfully is a live, virtual, 12-session mindfulness program that will help you build strategies to cope with cravings and address the emotions behind the addiction that keep you feeling stuck. This program has repeatedly demonstrated that over 40% of participants have stopped using tobacco, measured by the six month milestone. Available through eMindful ( at no cost to enrollees on the UVA Health Plan or UPG Anthem Health Plan.

    Learn More and Register
  • Free Virtual Support Groups

    Quit Smoking Blue Ridge offers free classes via Zoom for those who want to quit tobacco. Learn about and experience strategies for quitting, such as medication options, acupuncture, stress reduction, nutrition, and more! For residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson counties. Six-week sessions are offered several times each year. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Health District Tobacco Coalition, which includes UVA.

    Contact the facilitator to learn more and register

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