Tobacco Cessation Program
Let us help you and the people you care about quit tobacco for life!
The public, patients, area businesses and the Augusta University community can participate.
We offer an integrative approach to help tobacco users quit. This includes cigarette, cigar and hookah smokers, electronic-cigarette smokers, and spit tobacco users.
Our cessation clinic and classes use evidence-based methods to help you and the people you care about live a healthier life without tobacco! Make your appointment today!
Cessation clinic and classes:
- Available to the general public 18 years of age or older
- Access to the Augusta University Health System Pharmacy
- Convenient with easy access and parking
3 Easy Steps
STEP 1. Make an appointment. Call 706-721-0456
STEP 2. Clinic Visit and Health Assessment
STEP 3. Cessation Class
- 1 hour per week for 4 weeks.
- New classes begin every 2 weeks.
Let us help you, and the people you care about quit smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes or stop chewing tobacco, for life.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for an appointment 706-721-0456
Electronic-Cigarettes are not a safe option
At the Georgia Cancer Center's cessation program, electronic-cigarettes or e-cigarettes are not recommended as an alternative to conventional cigarettes nor as an aid to quitting. They contain toxic chemicals and metals including: propylene glycol, formaldehyde, cadmium, lead and nickel. The nicotine in electronic-cigarettes is especially harmful to the developing brain of youth. They pose a health risk to the brain of a developing baby, so pregnant women should avoid electronic-cigarettes.
Other health consequences of e-cigarettes include:
- airway irritation
- impaired lung function
E-cigarettes do not emit "harmless water vapor." The secondhand aerosol contains nicotine, ultra-fine particles that lodge deep into the lungs, and low levels of chemical and metal toxins that are known to cause cancer.
E-cigarette Video PSAs
Visit Augusta University's tobacco-free campus website to view brief videos about health consequences of smoking e-cigarettes.
The Augusta University Medical Center is offering FREE lung screening to smokers, ages 50-80 years that smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 20-30+ years. Additional screening criteria apply.
To see if you qualify for the lung screening program:
Call: 706-721-4726 Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Complete an online questionnaire
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Great American Smokeout (GASO)
November 17, 2016
Commit to Quit Stations at Augusta University
November 17, 2016
Health Sciences Campus
Children's Hospital of Georgia Lobby
Medical Office Building Lobby - Harper Street
J. Harold Harrison Education Commons Lobby - 1301 RA Dent Blvd.
Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) Breezeway
Georgia Quit Week November 14-18 2016
Nobody Quits Like Georgia, a state-wide campaign led by the American Lung Association of Georgia, encourages smokers to quit by making resources and tools available online.