Let us help you and the people you care about quit tobacco for life!
We offer an integrative approach to help tobacco users quit successfully. This includes cigarette, cigar and hookah smokers, electronic-cigarette users, and spit tobacco users. Our cessation clinic and classes use proven, research-based/ evidence-based methods to help you and the people you care about live a healthier life without tobacco! Make your appointment today! The public, patients, area businesses and the Augusta University community can participate. Let us help you, and the people you care about quit smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes or stop chewing tobacco, for life.
Tailored to your unique needs, our Cessation Clinic and classes offer an integrative approach to help you live a healthier life without tobacco. Let us help you on this journey to quit tobacco for life.
Check with your health insurance provider or Human Resources Benefits Office to see if cessation services are a covered benefit. Some health insurance policies will pay for the cost of cessation services; some will cover the costs of medications and some will cover the cost of coaching. For people without insurance or whose insurance does not cover the cost of the services, we will work with you to help it be affordable.
To make an appointment, call (706) 721-0456 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your appointment is scheduled, you will meet with a doctor or nurse practitioner who specializes in quitting tobacco products. They will conduct a physical exam and review your history of using tobacco and electronic cigarette products. This will allow our team to tailor your visit to your cessation needs.
As part of the Tobacco Cessation Program, you are required to register for cessation classes. After your clinic visit and health assessment you can begin your class. The cessation coach will help schedule your class. Your cessation coach is trained to offer practical guidance and assist you and other members of the group throughout your journey to quit smoking or using tobacco.
You can call (706) 721-0456 to reach the Cessation Coach for a schedule of class dates and times. All cessation classes are at the Augusta University Health Sciences Campus. There are virtual classes available.
Most tobacco users think they can quit any time. For some, it takes more than one quit attempt. By making a plan and enlisting support of family and friends, you increase your chances of quitting tobacco for life.
Your doctor or nurse practitioner will assess your health, provide a brief exam, review your tobacco-use history, and discuss your previous quit attempts. Together, you can decide on a quit plan.
By actively participating in the cessation classes, you will develop your quit plan and gain skills to cope with nicotine addiction and tobacco-use habits. The class will help you achieve your goals and a healthier lifestyle.
The Augusta University Health 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, call (706) 721-1628 Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.