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Stop Smoking Links & Resources


Click here for stop smoking classes offered at Southcoast Hospitals


As a health care provider, Southcoast understands that it can be difficult to quit smoking.

The creation of our 100% Smoke & Tobacco Free facilities and grounds is meant to reinforce Southcoast's mission to care for and improve the health of the individuals and communities we serve.

We encourage patients and visitors to take advantage of smoking cessation programs offered in the community.



Community Based Programs

Freedom From Smoking Program
Southcoast's smoking cessation program, Freedom From Smoking (FFS), provides a sense of community support and motivation that help many people reach sensation goals.

FFS is open to the community at a cost of $150 per person.

Register by calling the Southcoast Wellness Line at 800-497-1727.

We also encourage visitors to discuss smoking cessation options with their physicians.


QuitWorks
Offers more local information on tobacco cessation programs in the area.
800-879-8678
www.southcoast.org/health/quitworks.html
www.makesmokinghistory.org/quitworks/


Tobacco Treatment Program
Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
874 Purchase Street
New Bedford, Ma 02740
508-992-6553


Tobacco Education and Resources for Teenagers
SSTAR of Massachusetts
386 Stanley Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508-324-3522 or 508-324-3558
www.sstar.org



Online Resources

Listed in alphabetical order.

A Healthy Me
A comprehensive listing of resources, tools and news about the risks and dangers of smoking and tools for how to stop. From Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.


American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society's guide to quitting smoking has a wealth of information and tips, including its "Freshstart" program.


American Lung Association
The website of the American Lung Association has information about its "Freedom from Smoking" program.


Chantix
Chantix is a prescription medicine to help adults 18 and over quit smoking. It contains no nicotine and helps reduce the urge to smoke.


Circle of Friends
The Circle of Friends program provides an information line with live agents providing support for smokers who want to quit. From the American Legacy Foundation.


Make Smoking History.org
The Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program is dedicated to ending the suffering caused by tobacco use.


MyTimetoQuit.com
Information about how to quit smoking. From Pfizer, maker of Chantix.


Nicotine Anonymous.org
A smoking cessation site to educate and teach you step-by-step nicotine reduction techniques.


QuitNet.com
Get quitting tips and advice from expert counselors, support from the QuitNet community and create your own quit tobacco plan.


QuitSmokeless.org
Information and chat for quitting smokeless tobacco.


SmokeFree.gov
The National Cancer Institute's quit smoking site walks you through the quitting process with free web, telephone and print resources. The site provides instant messaging with a tobacco treatment specialist.


U.S. Surgeon General
Quit smoking information from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.




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