UNH Kick Butts

Kick your tobacco habit to the curb!

UNH Kick Butts

UNH Kicks Butts 2015 - Tobacco Cessation at University of New Hampshire


Kick Butts National Day of Activism at UNH - March 31, 2015 

This campaign is a national day of activism that began in 1996. 

Tobacco Facts: Each Year in New Hampshire

Over 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States and around the world are expected to participate in this year's campaign. 

Kick Butts' goal is to empower youth and young adults to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco by: 

  • Raising awareness of the problem of tobacco use in state and local communities; 
  • Encouraging youth and young adults to reject the tobacco industry's deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free; 
  • Urging elected officials to take action to protect communities from tobacco.
Kick Butts is brought to the UNH Community by S.A.F.E. (Substance Awareness through Functional Education), a Health Services peer education group and is organized nationally by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation. 

Contribute to the UNH Tobacco Memorial Wall

In recognition of National Kick Butts Day, UNH Health Services is sponsoring its first annual online UNH Tobacco Memorial Wall dedicated to the memories of those who have died due to tobacco use. Here we memorialize, remember and pay tribute to friends and loved ones whose lives were cut short by their chemical dependency upon smoking nicotine. 

May your remembrances inspire other to never start, current nicotine users to quit, those struggling to quit stay the course, and ex-users to savor every day of their lives without nicotine.

The UNH Tobacco Memorial Wall will accept photos, videos, personal notes and photographed artwork submitted by UNH students, faculty and staff. 

Submit your memorial to the UNH Tobacco Memorial WallAnyone in the UNH community may contribute to the wall. Please allow up to 5 days for your contribution to be included on the UNH Memorial Wall, which is online on Pinterest.  If you have questions or would like assistance with your submission, please contact Melissa Garvey at (603) 862-3823 or by melissa.garvey@unh.edu.

Free Quit Kits

Free Quit Kits available at the UNH Health Services Pharmacy

Tuesday, March 31 
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
MUB Food Court 

S.A.F.E. Peer Educators will be providing information about tobacco cessation and free Quit Kits. The kits are free for UNH students and employees and are always available in our Health Services Pharmacy. Each kit is filled with educational information and tools to help you cope with cravings. You can also download materials from our Virtual Quit Kit

Encourage and Congratulate Loved Ones

Send an e-card to someone you know.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health e-cards allow you to send electronic greeting cards to friends, family, and co-workers. 

Tobacco Cessation Services Available at UNH Health Services

UNH Smoking Cessation Services

You will be most successful in kicking your tobacco habit when you have support and utilize multiple measures rather than using only one. For example, some people use a nicotine replacement product along with meditation and counseling. The good news is, we offer many services to help you kick your tobacco habit to the curb...for good!  

*This service is only available to students. Students can also use our stress management and nutrition services.  



Additional Resources

Join the Conversation @UNHHealth and #UNHKickButts 

@UNHHealth on Social Media

Follow UNH Health Services's board Kick Your Tobacco Habit! on Pinterest.