Smoking Cessation - Human Resources - Carnegie Mellon University

Smoking Cessation

Quitting smoking is a challenge, but it's one that can be overcome with preparation and support. It's important to remember that addiction is both mental and physical. To quit successfully, both aspects must be addressed. Cessation programs help smokers prepare for the challenges that come with quitting, as well as provide support and encouragement throughout the process.  Nicotine replacement therapies and other medications can reduce the withdrawal symptoms that make it difficult to quit.

See University Health Services for quitting guides, free smoking cessation programs, and quitting aids.

Smoking Policy

Carnegie Mellon's smoking policy was approved in support of the Healthy Campus initiative, a university-wide effort to make the campus a healthier and greener environment. The policy permits smoking on campus ONLY in designated outdoor areas. Smoking will no longer be permitted outdoors, unless it is in a designated smoking zone. There is a $25 fine for each violation of smoking in a non-designated area and/or not properly disposing of cigarette butts.