Quit Smoking

stop smokingLāna`i Community Health Center understands that quitting is DIFFICULT! Less than 5% of smokers are able to quit successfully on their own, and on average, it takes at least 7 to 8 quit attempts, before someone is able to live smoke-free. LCHC’s Tobacco Cessation Program offers educational and behavioral tools specifically developed to make your quitting process easier. Our program is designed to help you be successful and to quit smoking for good!

How can the Tobacco Cessation Program help me quit?

The decision and process to quit tobacco is difficult. But the tobacco cessation program teaches you new ways to quit in asupportive setting, along with skills to help you live longer and be healthier.

What kind of Providers will I be seeing?

Behavioral Health providers are clinical psychologists with specialty training in primary care and health psychology. Our providers are trained to give you the support you need to achieve changes and ease the process of quitting smoking.

Do I have to be a patient of the clinic?

No, the LCHC Tobacco Cessation program is open to all residents in the community, ages 18 and older.

Is the Tobacco Cessation program only offered as a group class?

No, the LCHC Tobacco Cessation program is offered on an individual treatment basis, along with group classes. This type of class structure can be helpful in providing extra support for participants as well as a sense of camaraderie.

Will I receive nicotine replacement therapy through the program?

Education on medications and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) options will be discussed during the course of the program; however, participants interested in medications and NRT will need to obtain prescriptions through their Primary Care provider. Our Behavioral Health providers will work with you and your Primary Care provider to find medication that fits your needs.

How long is the program and what should I expect?

Our 10-week program is designed to support participants through the process of quitting, providing educational and behavioral tools to prepare them for their quit day and prevent relapse. Each classis expected to run 1 to 1 ½ hours in length. The program process will include:

  • assessment of your current utilization of tobacco and any specific health needs
  • identification of your specific tobacco cessation and health management goals;
  • education and behavioral interventions directed toward helping you quit tobacco use and achieve identified health management goals;
  • evaluation of your attainment of identified health management goals; and
  • assistance in decreasing your risk for cardiovascular disease through weekly blood pressure checks

Aftercare services are also available on an individual basis.

How much does the program cost?

Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the program; however, co-payments per session will vary based on the type of coverage you have. For uninsured individuals, LCHC’s sliding scale fee is available.

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in quitting, call us at 565-6919 x121.

Individual sessions are offered on a rolling basis. Advance enrollment is required for the ten-week class program. Class size is limited.

Please call for additional information and an appointment 565-6919 x121