Tobacco Cessation Program
Great American SmokeOut (GASO)
e-cigarettes NOT a safe alternative
November 17, 2016
Georgia Quit Week
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 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.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call for an appointment 706-721-0456
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
- 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.
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
Health Sciences Campus
- Locations to be announced
- 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.