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Tobacco Cessation

It’s no secret that smoking is bad for your health, but quitting can be easier said than done. If you smoke, one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health is to quit smoking. If you’re ready to quit, Providence is here to help.

Quitting smoking is hard, but Providence is here for you every step of the way. Participating in a smoking-cessation program will give you an even stronger likelihood of success. From current medications to support groups and beyond, we can help you physically and emotionally quit the habit.

The best success is seen with a combination of behavior modification and medication. Tobacco-cessation medications reduce cravings and are proven to double the success rate of quitting by lessening the urge to smoke. Talk to your doctor about whether pharmacologic options are appropriate for you. If you’ve tried quitting on your own and failed, we can help increase your chances of being smoke free for the rest of your healthy, active life. 

Some insurance programs cover tobacco cessation medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medications (patch, gum, etc.). Call your insurance carrier to verify your benefit coverage and talk to your doctor about prescription and over-the-counter medications.

We know how hard it can be to stop smoking, but it’s one of the most important things you can do to improve your health. According to the American Heart Association, quitting not only lowers your risk of coronary heart disease, but it also lowers the risk of repeat heart attacks and death from heart disease by nearly 50%.

Quitting smoking can also help you manage many contributors to heart attack, including atherosclerosis, thrombosis, coronary artery disease and cardiac arrhythmias.

If you’ve tried quitting on your own and failed, we can help increase your chances of being smoke free for the rest of your healthy, active life. 

Across Providence, we offer Tobacco Cessation classes designed to prepare you to quiet tobacco for good. In the tobacco cessation classes, you will learn how to create a plan to quit, including identifying your motivation, preparing your house, and setting up your support network. The class will also include tips to handle cravings, resources for support, and time for questions and answers. We look forward to helping you on your journey to being tobacco free!

Call your doctor or search our classes to find a Tobacco Cessation class near you.

Widely regarded as the “Gold Standard” in quit-smoking programs, Freedom From Smoking® was created by the experts at the American Lung Association—an organization with more than 50 years of experience helping smokers quit.  

For more information visit: Freedom from Smoking

The Tobacco Quit Line is a telephone and web-based counseling service to help you quit using tobacco and nicotine products. The Quit Line is free and offers one-on-one telephone counseling. When you call or chat online you will connect with a coach to get help making your quitting plan, get tips to beat the urge to use tobacco, and learn if you are eligible for free nicotine gum or patches.  

 Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or register online.

This telephone-based program offers an alternative to smokers who want the support of a structured program but who cannot attend a group class. Quit for Life® provides 12 months of stop-smoking support, including scheduled telephone calls from a trained counselor, written materials and a toll-free help line. Depending on your health plan coverage, participants also may receive free or discounted nicotine-replacement therapy.

Call 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454)