Health and Wellness

Tobacco Cessation

Smoking and Tobacco

Purdue University Fort Wayne is entirely tobacco-free and smoke-free.

Smoking and tobacco are prohibited in any university facility and on any university grounds.  The purpose of this policy is to provide a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for the campus community. Accordingly, all employees, students, and visitors are expected to comply.

The use or sale of any tobacco or smoking-related product, including the use or sale of smokeless tobacco products or electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on property controlled, operated, or leased by the University or in University vehicles, wherever located.  Smoking and the use of tobacco products or electronic cigarettes is also prohibited in private vehicles parked on Purdue University Fort Wayne property.

Quitting tobacco is one of the most important health choices you can make. If you are ready to quit, there are options to help you succeed. Visit the Purdue Benefits Page for more information on approved Tobacco Cessation Programs, Health Plan coverage for tobacco cessation products, and information on where to submit your certificate of completion once you have quit.

Health Coaching

One-to-One coaching for tobacco cessation helps by providing support both before and after you quit. Through a series four sessions, telephonic and/or in person, you can receive (a) guidance to help you handle challenges while quitting and (b) recommendations for selection and proper use of medications to help make you more comfortable while you are quitting.

Please contact Employee Health Coach Lindsay Bloom at 260-481-6651 or lmbloom@pfw.edu to schedule your first session least one week before your planned quit date.

Indiana Tobacco Quitline

The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is available seven days a week. This program is provided by the state Department of Health, and it is available to all residents of Indiana. If you call from a number outside of Indiana, you will be connected to a Quitline for that location. To register call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).