Nicotine, the active substance in cigarettes and other tobacco products, is as addictive as any hard drug, such as heroin or cocaine. But, if you want a chance at breathing more easily and living a full quality of life, you have to quit. When you are ready to do it, you have resources available to help you succeed! Hanover Hospital offers a variety of options to help members of the community in their efforts to adopt tobacco-free lifestyles.
The Tobacco Cessation Department at Hanover Hospital offers a quarterly "Freedom from Smoking" group clinic. This class creates a friendly and safe environment where participants explore the world of tobacco use with an American Lung Association certified facilitator. In the empowering 8-session course, the group learns behavior modification and stress management, examines lifestyle issues related to smoking, and discovers how to become tobacco-free! Various Nicotine Replacement Therapies will also be reviewed.
If the group setting isn't for you, Hanover Hospital also offers one-on-one sessions for youth and adults. Additional offerings include work site employee cessation programs, free quit consultations, and resource materials available by mail. For more information, visit the Programs & Classes tab to the left or contact the Tobacco Cessation Department at (717) 316-7894.