Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

Smoking and use of tobacco products, including cigars and smokeless tobacco, can cause or worsen many diseases and conditions, including but not limited to emphysema, lung cancer, mouth cancer, and heart disease. It is the leading cause of preventable death in this country.

What is Smoking Cessation?

Our free program provides proven counseling and medications to eligible patients to help you quit smoking successfully. It includes an individualized intake session on each person who enrolls in our counseling program. Classes meet for nine visits, once weekly, with sessions available in the morning and the evening for your convenience. Medications or Nicotine Replacement Therapy typically starts during the second session. Follow ups and ongoing support is available once the initial nine week period is over at various intervals to ensure a smoke-free future.

Who is Eligible?

The free program is available to any Louisiana resident who started smoking prior to September 1, 1988, however a cash discount is available to anyone who wishes to quit.

Does it Work?

All classes are taught by EJGH Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists, meaning the treatments are of the highest and most-effective quality available. If you have not had lasting success in your previous smoke-free attempts, now is your chance to quit for good, call 504-503-6322.


East Jefferson General Hospital Smoking Cessation Facts