Managing Stress: Tobacco

Tobacco can impact your sleep, ability to fight infection and overall health. These issues can create stressful situations. Some tobacco users perceive smoking or chewing as a stress reducer, however, the physiological effects on the body can actually increate current stress. In order to achieve a healthy lifestyle, it is important to learn strategies to deal with stressors and to understand that quitting tobacco use takes time and practice.


  • Start exercising before your start date. This can help alleviate stress as well as help to prevent weight gain.
  • Know that it isn’t easy to quit! It can take time and sometimes several attempts.

UGA College of Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program

You may also want to call the Tobacco Quit Line at 1-877-270-STOP. This service provides free counseling, a resource library, support and referral services for tobacco users in Georgia.

Georgia Tobacco Quit Line
Unite Georgia

National Cancer Society

Visit the University Health Center Tobacco Information page for more information.