You Can Quit. And We Can Help You.

Fully staffed and equipped, St. Luke’s Outpatient Care offers tobacco treatment services designed to help you quit – once and for all.

Tobacco use is currently the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, taking the lives of over 480,000 Americans annually. Smoking skims years off your life, and more than 60% of smokers will likely die from a tobacco-related illness. The good news is, no matter what your age, you can change – and the professionals at St. Luke’s Outpatient Tobacco Treatment Services can help.

We offer a program that addresses the psychological and physical addiction to tobacco.

Tobacco Treatment Center

St. Luke’s Hospital Tobacco Treatment Services offers expert help and support for both adults and teens to stop using tobacco products. It is hard to quit smoking or using tobacco products, if you’re acting alone. Smokers and users of other tobacco products have a much better chance of quitting with the help of a support program.

The St. Luke’s tobacco treatment program combines a variety of approaches and targets the fears and problems that can come with quitting. We also provide ongoing support for staying away from tobacco. Psychological changes include altering routines and triggers that prompt smoking. The physical addiction to the nicotine may require weaning. And we can give you the tools you need to quit tobacco use, once and for all.

We’ll teach you how to cope with cravings and avoid things that trigger your desire to light a cigarette or chew tobacco. And we can prescribe medication, when necessary. This approach has proven to double, and sometimes triple, the rates at which people quit smoking.

Research shows that even people who have smoked or used other tobacco products for decades will see improvements in their health after they quit.

Professionals Who Understand

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists are professionals who are specifically trained to treat people who want to stop using tobacco. Training includes gaining a firm understanding of the science behind the addiction, withdrawal symptoms and effective treatments. Our specialists help develop personal treatment plans and strategies, including effective and practical behavioral techniques, and recommendations regarding medications and potential side effects.

Why Quit?

There are many good reasons to end tobacco use. By doing so, you will:

  • Prolong your life
  • Reduce your risk of disease (including heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, lung cancer, throat cancer, emphysema, ulcers, gum disease and other conditions.)
  • Feel healthier (After quitting, you won’t cough as much, have as many sore throats and you will increase your stamina.)
  • Look better (Quitting can help you prevent face wrinkles, get rid of stained teeth and improve your skin.)
  • Improve your sense of taste and smell
  • Save money

For more information, call 419.893.QUIT (7848) or contact us by email at quit@stlukeshospital.com.