Want to quit? Ball State and national partners offer a range of services and incentives to help you live a tobacco-free life.

Resources and Incentives at Ball State

The Employee QuickClinic and Student Health Center offer a range of counseling and prescription cessation medications that can help you fight cravings.

Working Well offers a variety of programs that help faculty and staff get and stay healthy—mentally, physically, and emotionally.

The Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education office offers free smoking cessation classes for students.

Ball State’s tobacco-free health-insurance premium discount provides a financial incentive to employees to maintain or begin a healthy lifestyle. A $900 annual tobacco-free premium discount (prorated to a per pay amount) will be credited to employees who certify that they and their covered dependents have been tobacco-free for at least six months. About 76 percent of Ball State employees take advantage of this discount.

State and Federal Resources

The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is an evidence-based, telephone counseling service offering free cessation support and assistance to tobacco users in quitting tobacco for life. The toll-free number, 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669), is available seven days a week in more than 170 languages and for the hearing impaired (877-777-6534). Watch a video about Quitline.

A free Quit Now Indiana online tool can be completed in eight weeks or longer depending on your desire to quit. The program includes 12 chapters and approximately four quizzes to guide you through a comprehensive cessation program. This service is available 24 hours a day. Students and employees (and their family members) may register confidentially by sending an e-mail to quitnow@wellnessindiana.org. You will receive instructions on how to get started.

Quit Now Indiana also offers two new services:

Web Coach® and Text2Quit® — These user-friendly features are designed to give you the support needed throughout the quitting process. Web Coach® and Text2Quit® will empower you to take control of your tobacco addiction and successfully quit for life. Enroll online or call toll-free at 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).

Services Quick Reference

Your primary care physician can offer you safe and effective ways to quit that take your lifestyle and overall health into consideration.

Service For Employees For Students Group Setting Individual Setting Cost
Fresh Start Classes X X X
800-QUIT-NOW X X X X Free
Quit Now Tool X X X Free
Health Coaching X X Free for benefit-eligible employees
Text2Quit X X X Free
Web Coach X X X Free
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) X X Students: please check with your insurance provider.

Employees insured through the university: Anthem will cover a 90-day supply at no cost.

Additional Information and Resources

Smokeless Tobacco Specific Resources