• Resources - Tobacco Treatment

    These resources can provide you with more information, often for free, on how to quit using tobacco.

    • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Tobacco Treatment Program (781-744-QUIT, www.Lahey.org/TobaccoTreatment)
      At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, we are committed to addressing the serious consequences of tobacco use. Our goal is to empower each individual to quit using tobacco by providing a tobacco-free campus as well as easy access to tobacco treatment. We offer tobacco treatment counseling to patients admitted to the hospital. We also offer the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® program.
    • American Cancer Society (1-800-ACS-2345, www.cancer.org)
      The American Cancer Society helps people learn about the dangers of smoking and the best ways to quit. It provides much information on smoking cessation, including a comprehensive guide to quitting available online and in print.
    •  Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (617-624-5900, www.makesmokinghistory.org
      The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program works to improve public health in the Commonwealth by reducing death and disability from tobacco use.
    • American Lung Association (1-800-LUNGUSA, www.lungusa.org)
      The American Lung Association has a wide range of information on using tobacco. It also helps tobacco users who want to quit through its Freedom From Smoking program. Through Freedom From Smoking Online (www.ffsonline.org), you can complete educational lessons on quitting at your own pace. You can also use online message boards to build a support system.
    • National Cancer Institute (1-800-QUITNOW, www.smokefree.gov)
      The National Cancer Institute's quit-smoking Web site walks you through the quitting process, provides many print resources, and offers instant messaging with a tobacco treatment specialist. The National Cancer Institute also offers expert help by telephone.
    • American Heart Association (1-800-AHA-USA1, www.americanheart.org)
      The American Heart Association (AHA) helps people understand how using tobacco affects the heart. It also teaches tobacco users tips for quitting, including ways to handle slips and to avoid weight gain.
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and Health (1-800-CDC-INFO, www.cdc.gov/tobacco)
      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides many quitting guides and tips. Its Web site also has a comprehensive listing of links to popular smoking cessation resources.
    • Nicotine Anonymous (1-877-879-6422, www.nicotine-anonymous.org)
      Nicotine Anonymous offers group support and recovery for people wanting to abstain from nicotine. It uses the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous.

      Many towns also have different tobacco treatment services. Contact your local town hall to learn whether information or programs to help you quit using tobacco are available. 
  • Call the QUIT line

    781.744.QUIT (7848) 
  • Register For Programs or Request Information

    Request more information or register for FREE sessions of the American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking®. Pre-registration is required.

  • Meet Peggy, a tobacco treatment specialist

    Peggy Russo, tobacco treatment specialist (TTS), leads Lahey’s Freedom from Smoking Programs for patients, colleagues, and the community, as well as manages the many administrative tasks associated with running the tobacco treatment program.  Read more>>