• Tobacco Treatment




    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 tobacco use and smoking by providing a tobacco-free campus as well as easy access to 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. The following links can help.

    Freedom from Smoking® Groups

    Lahey Hospital & Medical Center offers FREE ongoing sessions of the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking in both Burlington and Peabody locations. The Freedom From Smoking group includes eight sessions and features a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking/tobacco use. Each session is designed to help tobacco users gain control over their behavior. This format encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting both individually and as part of a group.


    Sessions follow this format: 


    Topics Covered 


     Thinking About Quitting 


    On the Road to Freedom                      

       • Studying your Habits                                 

       • Building Motivation 


    Wanting to Quit 


    QUIT DAY! 


    Winning Strategies 


    The New You                                           

     Stress Management         

      Weight Control 


    Staying Off                                    

    Active Fun and Exercise              

    Assertive Communication 




    Sessions are ongoing. Participants must pre-register before attending sessions. To register for this program please complete the Tobacco Treatment Information Request Form or call 781.744.QUIT (7848) for assistance.


    Tobacco Free Workshops

    Lahey Hospital & Medical Center offers FREE "drop-in" workshops held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6 - 7 pm located at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Lobby Conference Room, 4th Floor, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA. Come share and receive support on your journey to live tobacco free. Pre-registration is not required, please drop-in if you are interested.

    For more information please call 781.744.QUIT


  • Make an Appointment

    (781) 744-1823
  • 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>>