Overview

Overview

Want to Quit? We Can Help

Tired of your tobacco habit? Whether you smoke, dip or chew, Cleveland Clinic can give you the support and resources you need to lead a tobacco-free life.

Quitting tobacco is one of the single most important things you can do for your health. Whether you are just thinking about quitting or have a quit date set already, we are here to help you succeed.

Need Reasons To Quit?

Using tobacco is both an addiction and a habit. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that occurs naturally in tobacco. In addition, tobacco use becomes a habit – you associate it with situations, people, places or feelings.

Most of us know that tobacco use is bad for our health, but quitting can be a challenge. After all, it’s a permanent lifestyle change.

  • Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals. More than 60 of the chemicals you inhale cause cancer.
  • Nicotine hardens the arteries. Atherosclerosis reduces blood flow to your heart and brain, increasing risks of heart attack and stroke.
  • Smoking causes inflammation, which increases your pain.
  • Smoking causes impotence.
  • Tobacco dulls your taste buds.
  • Smoking wrinkles your skin, making you look older.
  • You’re not just spending more to support your tobacco habit. You’re also paying more for health and life insurance when you use tobacco.

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What Is Available?

What Is Available?

Smoking Cessation Providers

Rakesh Bhalla, MD, FACP, MBA
Internal Medicine at Westown Physician Center
10654 Lorain Ave | Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Appointment: 216.941.0586

Patricia Marin, DNP, CNP
Cleveland Clinic Richard E Jacobs Family Health Center in Avon
Appointment: 440.695.4000

Christina Fierro, MSN, CNP
Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Appointment: 216.444.9353

Kristine Adams, MSN, CNP
Cleveland Clinic East Side Chronic Care Clinics
Appointment: 440.312.7760

Smoking Cessation Locations

Description Location
Chronic Care Clinic offers tobacco cessation Shared Medical Appointments for anyone looking to quit tobacco.
  • Behavioral counseling 
  • Medications to help you quit 
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy
  • Ongoing support
Shared Medical Appointments are billed through insurance. Co-pay may be required.
To schedule an appointment, please call 440.312.7760.
South Pointe Hospital
20000 Harvard Rd
Warrensville Hts, OH 44122
Building A, 6th Floor
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Tobacco Cessation course that provides the tools to cope with social, mental, emotional and physical challenges that you may face as you quit tobacco.

No charge. 2 hour per week course.
To schedule an appointment, please call 216.956.5151.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
13944 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 44112
Conference Room A
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Tobacco Cessation course that provides the tools to cope with social, mental, emotional and physical challenges that you may face as you quit tobacco.

No charge. 1.5 hour per week course.
To schedule an appointment, please call 440.465.9571.
Langston Hughes Community Health & Education Center
2390 E 79th St
Cleveland, OH 44104
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New Tobacco Cessation course starts September 2017 at Euclid Hospital. See the online calendar.

Euclid Hospital
Waltz Auditorium
18901 Lake Shore Blvd
Euclid, OH 44119
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Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Cleveland Clinic Resources

Health Information

Additional Resources in Cleveland

  • The American Lung Association and Pfizer present Quitter’s Circle, a free online resource and mobile app with education and support to help you successfully quit smoking. Access your customized Quit Plan, which tracks and updates content based on your progress, including cigarette use and money saved from quitting, and more. Sign up for the mobile app using the code: CCF.
  • United Way 2-1-1 – You can call or go to their website to get information about programs and resources in your community. Hablan Español. Call 211. Or go to www.211.org
  • The Ohio Tobacco Quit Line is a free resource for people who don’t have insurance, get Medicaid, pregnant women, or members of the Ohio Tobacco Collaborative. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669.
  • Nicotine Anonymous or neonicatine@aol.com
  • Centers for Families & Children 216.932.9497 ext 1137
  • Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network, Teen Tobacco Program 216.844.3392
  • MetroHealth Main Campus 216.778.7503 and MetroHealth Medical Center 216.778.7503 or 216.778.1221
  • UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute Smoking Cessation Program 216.844.2568