Augusta University

Tobacco Cessation Program

706-721-6744

 

Great American SmokeOut (GASO) 

e-cigarettes NOT a safe alternative

November 17, 2016
Time and location to be announced

Download the  2015 "Quitting Smoking is Everybody's Business" GASO flyer here

 

Georgia Quit Week
November 14-18, 2016

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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
Let us help you, and the people you care about quit smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes or stop chewing tobacco, for life.

Questions?

E-Cigarettes are not a safe option

E-cigs 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. Health consequences of e-cigs include: 

  • airway irritation 
  • asthma
  • impaired lung function

E-cigs 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-cig Video PSAs

Visit Augusta University's tobacco-free campus website to view brief videos about health consequences of smoking e-cigarettes at augusta.edu/tobaccofree.

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 screenig program:

 

Great American Smokeout (GASO)
SAVE THE DATE: November 17, 2016

Time and location to be announced

Nobody Quits Like Georgia - Commit to Quit Stations at Augusta University
November 17, 2016
11:00am -1:00pm

Health Sciences Campus

  •  Locations to be announced  

Summerville Campus

  • Location to be announced

 

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.

 

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