The staff at Cheshire Medical Center’s tobacco cessation program know that kicking a tobacco habit can be hard. In fact, most smokers need to make several tries before they are successful. But, each quit attempt gets you one step closer to becoming a former smoker.
We are here to support you through the ups and downs — and help you achieve your goal.
If you’re ready to get started today, talk to your primary care provider for a referral or call the tobacco cessation program at (603) 354-6513.
The program is a free service offered by the Center for Population Health . We will work with you to set up a plan to help you stop smoking, including strategies to help you:
- deal with smoking triggers
- find techniques that work best for you
- plan for your quit day
- remain smoke-free after you have quit smoking
We also can discuss options for the use of FDA-approved medications, if you have struggled to quit smoking in the past.
Free of judgment and full of compassion and expertise, the tobacco cessation program provides you with the support you need so you can quit tobacco for good.
“Every time you try to quit smoking you’re one step closer to succeeding. We’re here to help you build those skills so you can quit tobacco for good.”-Seth Emont, PhD, MS, Manager of the Tobacco Program at the Center for Population Health
How the tobacco cessation program works
Your primary care provider can refer you to the tobacco cessation program. You can also call the program directly at (603) 354-6513.
Once referred, you will talk with a tobacco cessation counselor. Your counselor will learn your story and connect you with services that would work best for you, including one-on-one coaching.
Your counselor also will help you determine if FDA-approved medications, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), are right for you. When used as directed, NRTs like patches, gum, and lozenges and other medications like bupropion and verenicline (Chantix), can double your chances of quitting smoking.
If you need support paying for some FDA-approved medications, Cheshire Medical Center’s Medication Assistance Program can help lower, or even eliminate, the costs. Your tobacco cessation counselor will help you make these connections.
Connecting you to more tobacco cessation support
The Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco-Free Communities works within our community – offering programs for other organizations.
In addition to the services we provide, Cheshire’s tobacco cessation program can connect you to the following national and statewide programs:
- 1-800-Quit-Now, New Hampshire’s statewide tobacco helpline top help you quit smoking or just get information about quitting smoking.
- Quit smoking services through the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association.
- Smokefree.gov Every Try CountsTM text program to quit tobacco.
- My Life, My Quit, a tobacco cessation program targeting teens and young adults with optional online, phone-based, and motivational text messaging components.
- Breathe NH® offers Vaping Unveiled™, a program created to educate youth, parents, schools and communities about the dangers of youth nicotine addiction through vaping e-cigarettes.
- Information on e-cigarettes and other vaping facts through Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health’s No Safe Vape campaign.