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Tobacco Cessation

Employees that attend a smoking cessation program will have the tobacco surcharge waived upon completion. Attendance at meetings (7) is mandatory to waive the surcharge. Missed meetings can be picked up in the next session or scheduled with the Health Department.

Family members and dependents can participate in the program if they are covered by EKU's health insurance plan. See all Tobacco Free Taskforce Resources

Current Session

Fall session starts Sept 6, 2017.

Where: Library 201
When: Wednesdays during lunch time (12:00-1:00) 

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Classes are offered at no charge. Name Brand Nicotine Replacement Therapy (with prescription) are available from your pharmacy, at no charge, during session.

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Next Session 

Begins October 25, 2017.

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy

(Nicotine Patches, Nicotine Gum, Nicotine Lozenges)

Over the Counter (OTC)

Nicotine replacement products are approved for sale to persons 18 years of age and older. These products are available under brand names and sometimes as generic products. Employees pay full cost when purchasing over the counter.


Receive generic items at $0 cost for employees on the EKU health care plan for the duration of the series:

  • Visit personal Doctor, Little Clinic, or use our LiveHealth Online Service to discuss Nicotine Replacement Therapy and secure a prescription
  • Attend class for the duration of the series

Non-Generic or Name Brand

At the first class, a sign-up sheet will be passed around for your name and EKU ID number. If you have a doctor's prescription and EKU health insurance, we will notify the insurance company and you will be able to receive name brand Nicotine Replacement at no cost for the duration of the session. Do not fill your prescription until after the first class to receive name brand NRT for the duration.

Employees that attend the program earn Wellness points upon completion of the course through Healthy You! at EKU. Family members and dependents can participate in the program if they are covered by EKU's health insurance plan.  

Madison County Health Department Classes

For more information or to register for a class at the Health Department, call (859) 228-2043.  

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