Smoking Cessation

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Quit Smoking and Stay Smoke Free

Smoking cessation programs are proven to help you quit smoking and offer resources to stay smoke free. Quitting smoking improves your overall health and reduces your risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, lung disease, and other smoking-related illnesses. Other benefits include healthier looking skin, improved sense of taste, and a better night’s sleep.

If you’re preparing for any surgery, stopping smoking will lower your risk for complications. Smoking decreases blood flow and weakens your immune system, which can cause surgical wounds to not heal properly and increases the chance of infection. 

Don’t Kick the Habit Alone
Virtua’s smoking cessation program options include educational support groups and individual counseling sessions. Our trained tobacco treatment specialists will provide you with resources and tools to help you kick the habit. 

What to expect: 

  • Learn about the addiction process
  • Gain stress management techniques 
  • Develop a personal plan to quit smoking
  • Obtain optional prescription aids to support your plan
  • Get expert support and encouragement 

Individual counseling allows our tobacco cessation specialist to monitor you during your quitting journey, and can prescribe medication and nicotine replacement. These sessions are provided at the Virtua Thoracic Surgery office and are typically covered by insurance. For more information or to schedule individual sessions, call 856-355-7176.

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