• Tobacco Treatment

    Quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your health. It is hard work, but you can do it and we’re here to help.  If you are interesting in learning more about how we can help you please complete our tobacco treatment information request form or call 781.744.QUIT.



    Reasons to Quit

    There are many reasons to quit tobacco. Better health is one of the most important. If you quit, you will:

    • Live longer
    • Have fewer health problems
    • Recover quicker when you are sick
    • Lower the chance of being hospitalized
    • Have fewer complications if you are hospitalized

    Learn more reasons to quit. 


    Keys to Quitting

    To quit using tobacco, you will need to address both the physical and mental changes that will happen in your body. It will take hard work, but you can do it with these five important steps:

    • Make a plan
    • Get support 
    • Make healthy choices
    • Use medication
    • Stay tobacco free

    Learn more about the keys to quitting.

    Make a Plan

    Making a plan is an important first step to quitting tobacco use. We’ll help you make the plan.

    Learn more about how to make a plan.


    Get Support

    You have a better chance of quitting if you have help. Tell your friends, family, and coworkers about your decision and ask for their help.

    Learn more about how to get support and download a tip sheet about how to Get Help When You Try to Quit (PDF).  

    We invite you to join us for free sessions from the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking in Burlington or Peabody.

    Use Medication

    Anyone who is trying to quit tobacco may benefit from using a medication. Medications can double your chances of quitting. Your chances of quitting are even better when you combine medications with counseling.

    Learn more about smoking cessation medications.  

    Helping You Stay Quit

    As you try to quit, you may feel urges to use tobacco. Learn about your options and how to maintain your smoke-free status.

    Consider dropping in to attend one of our free workshops to share and receive support on your journey to live tobacco free. Our tobacco free workshops are offered on the second Wednesday of every month from 6-7pm at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington in the lobby conference room on the 4th floor. Pre-registration is not required, please drop-in if you are interested.

  • 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>>