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Where to Find Us

Location: OPS-126
Hours:

 

Fall/Spring 2017 -2018
Mon. - Thurs. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm*
Fri By appointment only

*Hours subject to change without notice.

Phone: (916) 691-7584
Fax: (916) 691-7330

Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking

 


 

Quitting Aids

 

"Quit Kits" available at CRC Health Services (OPS 126) 

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One part of helping is learning about quitting aids.  The chart below shows the most common ones.

 

Quitting Aid

How To Use It

Where To Get it

Nicotine patch

Stick to skin on upper body. Follow directions carefully.

Over the counter at drugstores, grocery stores, discount stores, or by prescription.

Nicotine gum

Chew briefly. Then place it between cheek and gum. Follow directions carefully.

Over the counter at drugstores, grocery stores, discount stores, or by prescription.

Nicotine inhaler or nasal spray

Inhaler: inhale through mouth.

Spray: spray into the nose. Follow directions carefully.

Pharmacy (prescription only).

Nicotine lozenges

Dissolve in mouth slowly, one at a time. Follow directions carefully.

Over the counter at drugstores, grocery stores, discount stores, or by prescription.

Prescription pills (Zyban, Chantix)

Take pill prescribed by doctor. Start 1-2 weeks before quitting smoking.

Pharmacy (prescription only).

 

 

*Check with your doctor or healthcare provider before starting any quitting aids.

Here is a survey with a list of comments regarding smoking on campus from spring of 2016: file icon.Spring_2016_CRC_Smoking_Survey_Results_with_Comments_-_ALL_Responses.pdf 

Resources:

  • California Smokers Helpline: They offer counseling over the phone, self-help materials, and online help in six languages.  1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887) https://www.nobutts.org/
  • American Lung Association: Offer the Freedom from Smoking Program to help you quit smoking.                                          1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) http://www.freedomfromsmoking.org/

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