Tobacco Cessation Program


Cessation Clinic & 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

  1. Make an Appointment - Clinic Visit & Health Assessment
  2. Cessation Class
  3. Get Ready to Quit

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.


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 health consequences of smoking e-cigarettes.

Contact Us

   Health Sciences Campus
   706-721-6744     

   cessation@augusta.edu

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. 

To see if you qualify for the lung screening program: