Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco Cessation Program Overview

What is Tobacco Cessation and Counseling?

Tobacco cessation counseling is a service available to any individual enrolled in CenClear Mental Health Services to assist and support reducing or eliminating tobacco use.  It is provided at no cost to the individual.

Why is this important?

Tobacco cessation is one of the most important things a person can do to improve their health.  Despite significant progress, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the US (CDC).

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.  Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer.

  • Estimates show smoking increases the risk:
    • For coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times
    • For stroke by 2 to 4 times
    • Of men developing lung cancer by 25 times
    • Of women developing lung cancer by 25.7 times
  • Smoking causes diminished overall health, increased absenteeism from work, and increased health care utilization and cost.
  • Smoking may cause the need for higher doses of psychiatric medication.

How do I get help with tobacco cessation?

If you currently receive any CenClear Mental Health Services, ask your provider.  CenClear has staff trained and approved to provide tobacco sessation counseling.  In addition, wellness nurses are available through CenClear for additional support.

Helpful Links:

The PA Free Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW)

  • A telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling service offering free coaching, with no judgment.  This program has a proven record of increasing your chances of staying smoke fee for good.
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  • What does the program offer?
    • Trained Quit Coaches, available 24/7, who will help create a plan that is right for you.
    • Up to five free coaching calls - and unlimited, inbound calls for additional support during times of high risk for using tobacco
    • Free nicotine replacement therapy - if medically eligible
    • Web-based and text-messaging support

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