Smoking Cessation Clinic
What to Expect
The clinic begins with a one-hour initial visit that determines the smoker's history of tobacco use, prior quit attempts, medical history, as well a physical exam. This thorough examination of a person's smoking habits also addresses the concerns about quitting, and includes a review of medications that are availble to help a person quit.
Ongoing sessions provide a supportive approach to quitting without judgement or blame, offer motivation, and assist in modifying behavior, assessing progress, and coping with withdrawal.
We know that quitting is hard to do. It takes real dedication to give up tobacco, and it's especially difficult to do alone. That's why we're here.
For More Information
For more information about the Smoking Cessation Clinic, call the Thoracic Oncology Department at (603) 650-6344. Hours are on Fridays from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The initial visit costs $55 and ongoing visits are $35. Check with Medicare or your insurance provider to see if you are covered.
The Smoking Cessation Clinic is part of the APN Cares Clinic program.
Healthy Highlights Podcast: Smoking Cessation
The Healthy Highlights podcast series features interviews with Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinicians about various health topics. A new episode is released every two weeks.
In this series we speak with nurse practitioner Elizabeth Maislen, APRN, and Tobacco Treatment Specialist Ellen Prior about quitting tobacco.
- Why is it So Hard to Quit Tobacco? (mp3, 21.9 MB, 18 minutes)
- Getting Motivated to Quit (mp3, 15.4 MB, 13 minutes)
- Creating a Quit Plan (mp3, 14.2 MB, 12 minutes)
- Smoking and Child Rearing (mp3, 12.8 MB, 11 minutes)
- Smoking and Teenagers (mp3, 9.3 MB, 8 minutes)
To download individual podcast episodes, just click on the links above. (To download using Internet Explorer, right-click the link and select Save Target As...)
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