Think You Know the Truth About Tobacco?

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True or false?  E-cigarettes, vapes, JUULs don’t contain nicotine.

Find the answer to this and other tobacco-related myths and misconceptions by taking the newly updated Tobacco I.Q. Online Challenge. The 10-question quiz only takes a few minutes and tests your knowledge about smoking, quitting, vaping and more. You might be surprised at what you learn!

U-M faculty and staff who take the challenge by November 21, 2019, can enter a drawing for a chance to win one of five $10 Amazon gift cards.

The tobacco challenge helps to raise awareness in support of the Great American Smokeout. Held every year on the third Thursday in November, millions of people choose this day to start their journey toward a smoke-free life or to make a plan to quit.

If you are thinking of quitting tobacco on November 21 or any other day, the university offers a number of programs and resources to help: 

MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service (TCS) 

Get free, one-on-one individual counseling focused on the body, mind, and social reasons for using tobacco. Available to faculty and staff, as well as their dependents. TCS arms you with the skills needed to help you quit, and stay quit. For more information, call TCS at 734-998-6222 or visit the website.

Zero copay for smoking cessation medications

Eligible U-M drug plan members who want to quit tobacco can get prescription and over-the-counter smoking cessation medications like nicotine gums, patches and lozenges with no copay.    

Towsley Center wall display

If you are visiting the Towsley Center at the U-M Hospital in November, stop by to view the Towsley wall to view testimonials, reasons to quit, and resources that can help anyone who wants to live tobacco-free.

Tobacco, cancer and minorities

Learn about tobacco and its connection to cancer and influences in minority communities. This podcast interviews TCS tobacco specialist and African American group facilitator at the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, Alena Williams. Courtesy of the Rogel Cancer Center’s “Three P's of Cancer” podcast series.

Quit kit

This “virtual” quit kit includes helpful information and tools to help you ‘Quit for A Day.’

Take the Tobacco I.Q. Challenge and view more tobacco-related resources on the MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service website.