Quit smoking support
100% Smoke-free - All University of South Australia Campuses
During the unijam forum, students and staff made comments about the University becoming smoke free. It was then voted as a "quick win", ranking third in the initiatives staff and students wanted implemented.
On 31 May 2014 - World No Tobacco Day - all UniSA campuses became smoke free.
Available support for UniSA staff who wish to quit smoking
In conjunction with BUPA, the University is providing the following support to staff members who wish to quit smoking:
- Partly subsidised nicotine replacement therapy
- Information resources
Partly-subsidised nicotine replacement therapy
UniSA staff who wish to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to quit smoking can be partly subsided for their NRT by BUPA. BUPA will subsidise 50% of the cost of NRT for each staff member (up to a total cost of $100).
How to access the subsidy:
- Staff purchase the required nicotine replacement therapy product/s. Please ensure that you obtain a receipt as proof of your purchase/s. You will only be able to apply for reimbursement once, so please keep your receipts until you are ready to make your application for subsidy.
- Staff reimbursement is through the ProMaster system. If you require instructions on how to use the program, please view https://www-p.unisa.edu.au/fin/systems/promaster/quickguides.asp.
- Staff are able to receive reimbursement of 50% of the cost of their nicotine replacement therapy (up to a maximum of $100) through one application through the ProMaster system. You will need to attach your receipts to your ProMaster application as proof of purchase.
- The Cost Centre Code to use is AD 676 836 with the item code of 2976.
- The direct link to ProMaster is https://my.unisa.edu.au/staff/promaster/pm/base/main.asp. If you are having any difficulty in completing your ProMaster application, please contact your ProMaster Admin Centre Controller -https://www-p.unisa.edu.au/fin/systems/promaster/admincentrecontrollers.pdf.
The following Quit SA and Quitline resources provide information about quitting smoking:
- Benefits of quitting
- Quitting methods and what to expect
- My QuitBuddy app
with withdrawal symptoms