The road to quitting starts here!
Most of us know how tobacco use such as smoking, chewing or dipping, can affect your health. However, as many of us know, quitting can be a difficult and frustrating challenge. For many of us the use of tobacco is a long-time habit and quitting is a permanent lifestyle change. Southwest General can help community residents stop the habit and improve their health.
Tobacco Cessation Clinic
This professionally staffed clinic provides quality, evidence-based care in a non-judgmental, supportive and one-on-one environment. The Tobacco Cessation Clinic provides a combination of behavioral therapy and medication that has been proven to dramatically increase the chance of success in quitting permanently.
Professionals Who Care
Our team of professionals includes certified smoking cessation specialists, pharmacists and respiratory therapists who approach each patient with dignity, understanding and compassion. They are dedicated in their mission to work with and support each patient achieve the goal of being able to quit. Their work includes helping patients understand the options available to them and to create a customized plan that will help make it happen.
Comprehensive, Affordable Program
Southwest General’s Tobacco Cessation Clinic is a detailed highly personalized program that includes:
Initial 30- to 60-minute consultation with a pharmacist and respiratory therapist
Optional consultation with a licensed dietitian
Individualized treatment plan using proven techniques, nicotine replacement strategies and medications
24-hour “Quit Line” (number available upon sign-up)
Goal setting with a plan to get you through nicotine addiction, triggers and relapses
Pulmonary function testing and carbon monoxide monitoring to test progress
Financial assistance for prescription and over-the-counter medications
Follow-up calls and visits, as needed
The cost for this highly successful program is $130 per person.
Quitting Just Makes “Cents”
Logically, quitting tobacco use just doesn’t affect just your health. It also can affect your finances, too. Take smoking, for example. A pack-a-day smoker spends the following on cigarettes (based on $6.24/pack). This amounts to:
1 month - $189.80
1 year - $2,278
5 years - $11,388
Think about what your tobacco habit will cost you this month, this year, in five years? The answer is certainly a lot more than you’ll pay for Southwest General’s Tobacco Cessation Clinic.
Consider the savings, and the health benefits.
Some health plans and employers help cover the cost of the program. Check into your benefits for more details.
Worried About the Weight Gain After Quitting Tobacco Use?
If you're concerned about gaining weight after you quit tobacco use, consider joining LifeWorks of Southwest General, a premier health and wellness facility. For more information, call LifeWorks at 440-816-4214 or visit www.lifeworksfitness.net.
We Look Forward to Helping You
Call today and set your "quit date". For an appointment to Southwest General's Tobacco Cessation Clinic, call 440-816-6743.
The Clinic is open:
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
In B-316, at the hospital's Main Campus,
18697 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights.