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Smoking and Tobacco

Nicotine

04/15/2010

Question:

Hi, i`m wondering if their is any rehab classes you can take for nicotine and if so what are they?

Answer:

Yes, there are tobacco cessation classes available locally throughout the state of Ohio -- although much of their funding has been cut off by the governor and the legislature. Three possible resources:

1) Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).
2) Try your local hospital.
3) Call the American Lung Association 1-800-548-8252 or use their online "Freedom From Smoking" service: http://www.ffsonline.org/.   

Also, consider talking with your doctor. He or she will have prescription medication that has been proven to work.

Set a quit date -- your child's birthday, a wedding or death anniversary, independence day -- something significant -- and see your doctor in advance.

Good luck. There is truly nothing you can do that will have more benefit to your health than quitting smoking.

Additional Information from Dr. E. Jones:

I am not aware of "rehab" classes; however, the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association should have classes.  Most hospitals now have some type of program, and some treatment centers for alcohol and drugs may have some as well.

Hope this helps.

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Response by:

Rob  Crane, MD Rob Crane, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Edna M Jones, MD, MRO Edna M Jones, MD, MRO
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University