Tobacco Dependence Program

Every year, more than 480,000 people in the United States die from tobacco use and secondhand smoke. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. Taking the steps to quitting tobacco use can have numerous health benefits.

The Tobacco Dependence Center at BSA Harrington Cancer Center is dedicated to providing health education on the devastating effects of tobacco use and assist tobacco users to be free from addiction. The Center also offers education on secondhand smoke and tobacco addiction.

Tobacco Cessation for Individuals:

Quitting Class – An upbeat, motivational, group setting to help those who are ready to be rid of nicotine addiction. Upon completion of this course, an individual will be motivated and ready to use the tools to remain tobacco-free for a lifetime. This class addresses the use of all tobacco products.

Quit Club – An ex-tobacco user’s support group. Individuals who have had experience with nicotine addiction are encouraged to share their success stories and tips to help others.

Individual Counseling – available by appointment.

Due to COVID-19, only individual counseling is available at this time. Counseling may be done by phone or in person. For more information on Tobacco Cessation services, please call 806-463-7848 (QUIT) or toll free at 800-274-4673.

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