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Tobacco Dependence Program

Nicotine and Tobacco Recovery Program

Overview

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Cigarette smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths each year. This estimate includes 41,000 deaths from second-hand smoke exposure.

In partnership with the Southeastern Pennsylvania tobacco control project Suburban Community Hospital offers tobacco: cessation, prevention and advocacy services to help reduce the burden of tobacco-related diseases in Montgomery County.

The comprehensive service is designed to help patients address their smoking and tobacco addiction, acknowledge the need for treatment, and work towards becoming nicotine and tobacco-free.

Why should I stop using tobacco?

Nicotine, the primary chemical derived from tobacco, is one of the most addictive substances known. In addition to nicotine, tobacco consists of over 7,000 other chemicals. Some of the toxic chemicals found in tobacco are known to cause cancer. Second-hand smoke is hazardous to non-smokers and especially children. Over 41,000 people die each year in this country from illnesses caused by second-hand smoke.

How can I stop using tobacco?

Smokers usually do not realize the extent of their addiction until presented with serious health problems. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, the Tobacco Treatment Program can help you.

  • Have you tried to quit before?
  • Have you smoked for a long time?
  • Do you become irritable, restless or anxious when you attempt to quit?
  • Has your workplace gone smoke free?
  • Has your doctor or medical professional suggested that you quit?
  • Are you fed up with being addicted to tobacco products?
  • Do you really want to quit?

Most tobacco users want to quit, but find it hard to break the addiction to nicotine. Our program recognizes the difficulty in stopping tobacco use, and provides a comprehensive treatment program. Consultation with our tobacco treatment specialists can guide you through the process.

Suburban Community hospital offers free group and individual tobacco treatment programs and support groups throughout the year.

For dates and times of tobacco treatment programs or to speak with a Tobacco Treatment Specialist call: 610-270-8390