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Violence & Substance Abuse Prevention

Administration Building 102
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4044





Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I only use tobacco occasionally? Is this service still for me?

Yes, if you want assistance in stopping smoking, chewing or dipping this service is for you, regardless of how frequently you use tobacco. If you’re wondering whether your infrequent tobacco use is of concern, check out www.goaskalice.com

Do I have to quit before I come to the first meeting?

No, the purpose of the first meeting is to make a personalized plan and to choose a date that works best for you to begin your tobacco free lifestyle.

What if I’m not sure I want to quit?

Then this service is perfect for you! Your coach will not try to convince you to quit or tell you why you should. Rather, the coach will help you to consider your own pros and cons for becoming tobacco free and make the decision that’s right for you.

Isn’t it better to just quit cold turkey?

Studies have shown that people who use a combination of coaching and nicotine replacement are more successful in becoming tobacco free than those who try to quit cold turkey.

Can I quit without gaining weight?

Though many people gain a few pounds at first after quitting, most lose this weight over time with no special action. And, your coach can help you minimize or eliminate weight gain by addressing this in your personalized quit plan.

How do I get started?

To set up an appointment with a tobacco free lifestyle coach or learn more about this service, please contact the Office of Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention at 660-543-4044 or vsap@ucmo.edu.