Augusta University

Tobacco Cessation Program



Great American SmokeOut (GASO) 

e-cigarettes NOT a safe alternative

November 17, 2016
11:00am - 1:00pm

  • Children's Hospital of Georgia Lobby
  • Medical Office Building Lobby - Harper Street
  • Harrison Education Commons - RA Dentl Blvd.
  • Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC)  Breezeway - Summerville Campus

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

  • 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 at

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)
November 17, 2016

Commit to Quit Stations at Augusta University

November 17, 2016
11:00am -1:00pm

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.

Summerville Campus

  • 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.



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