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Einstein's Quit Smoking Program

All benefit eligible employees and family members may participate in the Tobacco Cessation coaching program through Carebridge and receive the nicotine patch or gum from the Einstein LiveWell Pharmacy free of charge.  Click here to find out what you need to do!
Click here for tips on helping a smoker quit!

Smoking Cessation Class (EMCM)

Join us at Einstein Medical Center, Montgomery (559 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton), for a free interactive class that gives you the tools you need to become tobacco free!  The program is open to anyone who desires to become tobacco free!

  • When:  Six week programs throughout the year
  • Why:  Save money!  It costs over $2,000/year to smoke 1 pack of cigarettes a day.  By participating in this free class, you could lower your health risks for illnesses or death from cancer, emphysema, bronchitis, diabetes and heart disease.  You could also gain more energy!  Less toxins in your blood and better lung function will enable you to be more active!
  • How:  Call 484-622-QUIT (7848) for more information!   

Pennsylvania's "Quitline"

Each year, the PA Free Quitline helps thousands of clients quit and stay quit past the six month mark.

SmokeFree Philly

Call 215-683-LIVE (215-683-5483) and speak to a trained quit coach through SmokeFree Philly. Or, click here to go to the SmokeFree Philly website.  Additional information here: Are you ready to quit smoking?

National Cancer Institute's LiveHelp Service

Go here to receive information and advice through real-time text messaging with a trained smoking cessation counselor at the National Cancer Institute. 

Additional Programs:

American Cancer Society's Quit for Life Program
Quit Like A Champion - Great American Smokeout


Healthy Lifestyles Solutions Tobacco Cessation Program

To help you quit for good, Independence's Healthy Lifestyles Solutions Tobacco Cessation Program will reimburse you up to $150 for completing an approved tobacco cessation program.  If your program costs less than $150, you can apply for the difference toward reimbursement of nicotine replacement products or medications prescribed to help you quit.  Click here for more information.

American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking

A Premium membership to FFS Online includes an in-depth quit smoking program, downloadable relaxation exercises, access to an online support community and other resources to help you quit for good.


 

Doraid Jarrar, MD, a board certified thoracic surgeon and co-director of the Free Lung Cancer Screening Program at Einstein wants you to know what it takes to kick the habit for good.  "Only four to seven percent of people are able to quit smoking on any given attempt without medicines or other help," says Dr. Jarrar.  "We can help."  His tips include:

  • Counseling and other types of emotional support can boost success rates higher than medicines alone.  Talk with your personal physician about what support tools and resources might be right for you
  • Preparation is key.  You need to determine your own powerful reason for quitting, choose a quit date in advance and plan for it.
  • Quitting smoking is easier when the people in your life support you.  Let your friends, family and co-workers know you're planning to quit and how they can help you
  • Anticipate the challenges - the first few weeks are the hardest.  Withdrawal symptoms can include depression, insomnia, anxiety and frustration.  Know that these feelings are only temporary
  • Steer clear of the persons, places and activities that serve as triggers to make you want to smoke
  • Cravings usually last just a few minutes.  Come up with a list of short activities you can do when you get a craving
  • Medications are safe and can more than double your chance of quitting.  They may also be covered by your health insurance!  Talk with your healthcare provider to find out which medication options may be right for you

 

Additional Resources:

Quit Together. Win Together. American Cancer Society
Cleveland Clinic - Smoking Cessation
Quit.com

 


On April 7th, 2014, Einstein became a Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus.  Click the following link for more information. 

 

Learn more about lung cancer screening at Einstein.

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