Are you ready to quit smoking? If yes, you have won half the battle. Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. Quitting isn’t easy but it is worth it.
The Christ Hospital Health Network is committed to helping you on your journey to stop smoking. There are many resources available to help you quit.
Over-the-Counter Nicotine Replacements
Over-the-counter (OTC) products help curb nicotine cravings and the symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawal that can occur the first few weeks of smoking cessation. These products do contain some nicotine. Examples of OTC nicotine replacements are nicotine gum, nicotine patch, nicotine lozenge, nicotine nasal spray or lollipop or e-cigarettes.
Non-nicotine Prescription Medication
There are non-nicotine prescription medications that can help you stop smoking. They can be in pill or inhaler formats. They must be prescribed by a physician and may be covered by insurance.
Non-conventional methods such hypnosis and acupuncture have been proven to help people stop smoking.
There are many organizations that provide tools and support to help you quit smoking.
Fresh Start Smoking Cessation Classes at The Christ Hospital
Fresh Start classes help smokers plan a successful quit attempt by providing information about nicotine replacement options, craving control and other tools to help you quit smoking. Classes are FREE and taught by a certified Fresh Start facilitator. Classes are held Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 at The Christ Hospital. Sessions last 4 weeks. More information on Fresh Start smoking cessation classes.
Nicotine Anonymous (NicA) Support Group
NIcA is a fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. NicA meets every Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30pm in Classroom #8 at The Christ Hospital. For more information contact John Cook at 513-451-1366.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Quit Line
The NCI quit line offers one-on-one counseling and other resources for smokers who are willing to quit.
Ohio Tobacco Quit Line
The Ohio Tobacco Quit Line provides personal quit coaching free of charge to Ohio residents that are uninsured, have Medicare are pregnant or are covered through Ohio Tobacco Collaborative. OTC nicotine replacements are provided for up to 4 weeks at no charge for eligible participants. To contact the Tobacco Quit Line call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).
Kentucky Tobacco Quit Line
Quit Now Kentucky offers coaching via phone, email, text and instant message. It helps participant establish a quit plan, provides education material and resources and membership in an online community of others that are also trying to quit smoking. To contact the Kentucky Tobacco Quit Line call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).
Freedom from Smoking
Freedom from Smoking is a free program from The American Lung Association that offers online resources, in-person group clinics, HelpLine counselors and connection with an online community of other people seeking to quit smoking.
QuitNow is a FREE program from the American Cancer Society that helps you create a quit plan just right for you. It includes information on quitting aids, a quit guide, quit coach, online community of other quitters and text quit alerts.
Become an Ex
Developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, Become An Ex helps you set a customized quit plan, provides guides and tools and connects you with the EX Community of other tobacco users that have been through it all.
For more information about any of these resources contact our Cancer Support team at 513-585-4002 or CancerSupport@thechristhospital.com or talk to your primary care provider.