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Tobacco Treatment Program

If you have tried to quit tobacco or nicotine, you know how hard it can be. Don't give up. There are proven ways to help you quit.

This page offers support and tools for tobacco and nicotine users, and friends and family members to help people quit and stay quit. If you have more questions about tobacco and your health, please talk to your doctor or nurse.

Support You Need to Quit

Each time you quit you learn new things about yourself. With support, you can use what you've learned from past attempts to develop a plan to quit for good. You can also learn and practice new strategies to deal with things that were hard the last time around.

Our trained Tobacco Treatment Specialists are ready Monday through Friday to answer questions you may have, and to make referrals when appropriate. We have information in many languages and interpreter services available to help you get what you need and be inspired to quit.

Double or Triple Your Success

Tobacco or nicotine users who try medications to quit can be more successful than people who quit without medications. Many health insurers cover all or some of the cost of these medicines and/or offer additional quitting resources to their members. Check with your insurance company or ask your pharmacist to find out what your plan covers. Your provider can also recommend options.

Click here for the CHA Pharmacy.

Having an Event?

We offer workshops and educational sessions on tobacco and nicotine use treatment in the community, including speaking or tabling at community events.

Contact Us

Call 617-591-6922 for more information on tobacco and nicotine use, quitting and how CHA can help.

More Information:

  • Tobacco Treatment Resources

    Stopping smoking and using other tobacco products is the most important step tobacco users can take to protect their health. Studies show that evidence-based helplines are effective and have increased quit smoking rates by 20% to 30%. Below are some resources to help you get started.

  • Fast Facts About Quitting

    When you quit smoking, your body gets healthier in just minutes, and the benefits last a lifetime! See below for surprising and encouraging information about what happens to your body when you quit smoking.

    • 20 minutes after quitting, your blood pressure drops; the temperature in your hands and feet rises
    • 8 hours after quitting, the carbon monoxide (a gas that can be toxic) in your blood drops to normal
    • 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting, you have better circulation, your lungs start working better
    • 1 to 9 months after quitting, coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath go down; your lungs are now healthier, lowering your risk of lung infections
    • 1 year after quitting, your risk for heart disease is half that of a smoker's
    • 5 years after quitting, your risk of having a stroke is the same as someone who never smoked
    • 10 years after quitting, your risk of dying from lung cancer is half that of a smoker's; your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas also decreases
    • 15 years after quitting, your risk of heart disease is the same as someone who never smoked
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