Tobacco Cessation Program

Phone: 706-721-0456

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.

Questions?

Email us: cessation@augusta.edu
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 
  • asthma
  • 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 the health consequences of smoking e-cigarettes.

 

Lung Cancer Screening                  

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. Learn more

To see if you qualify for the lung screening program:

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 706-721-4726 
Email: lung@augusta.edu

Medicare Preventive Services covers many types of screenings, including lung cancer screening. To learn more about these services please visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website Lung Cancer Screening Counseling

 

Great American Smokeout (GASO)

November 15, 2018

Join Augusta University and AU Health at one of our six Commit to Quit stations from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to participate in GASO and to get resources to help you quit.  More details. 

 

Call us to make an appointment (706) 721-0456

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