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Quit Smoking Program by Atlantic Health

Get on the road to breathing easier and living a smoke-free life

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, disease and disability in the United States. In New Jersey, 17 percent of the adult population smokes and 70 percent of smokers want to quit. Atlantic Health is committed to partnering with you in your efforts to quit smoking permanently and will provide you with a full evaluation and smoking cessation plan that includes multiple weekly group meetings, as well as free nicotine replacement products. The program goals are to get you on the road to breathing easier and living a smoke-free life.

What are the benefits of quitting?

  • Breathe easier
  • Improve your health
  • Save money
  • Have more energy
  • Control your life

    Find the tools and support you need to quit for good! This program is based on a model that has a 40 percent quit rate after the intervention and includes:

  • Individual assessments, with a customized treatment plan, including a six-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy medication, educational materials, social support and behavioral therapy
  • Six weekly support groups led by a certified tobacco treatment specialist
  • Three relapse prevention and follow-up meetings
  • Weekly carbon monoxide monitoring and data collection
  • Meet with others who are quitting to share success and challenges

READY TO QUIT?

If you are ready to quit smoking for good and are interested in joining this free program, please complete the program interest survey

INTEREST SURVEY 


If you want to encourage your loved ones to quit smoking, please share this information with them!

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QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

Beatriz A. Pachas, TTS, CHES®
Health Educator
ATLANTIC HEALTH SYSTEM
Community Health and Care Coordination
908-522-2842
beatriz.pachas@atlantichealth.org



ADDITIONAL Smoking Cessation Resources

Helpful, user friendly sites and hotlines that offer education, guidance and encouragement.

New Jersey Quitline:
www.njquitline.org 
1-866-NJ STOPS (657-8677)
A free, interactive site that offers real support. Membership includes 24/7 support community, quit date wizard, buddies, message boards, expert support, medication guide, and self assessment tools.

Smoke Free:
www.SmokeFree.gov 
Quit Guide and Quit Start: Interactive apps that use proven quit strategies to assist you with giving up smoking. Set goals, track daily habits, view progress, connect with social networks, and receive motivational reminders.

Text QUIT to 47848
A mobile service that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good.

American Cancer Society:
How to Quit Using Tobacco - Guide to Quiting
www.cancer.org 
1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)

American Lung Association:
Freedom from Smoking
www.freedomfromsmoking.org 
1-800-LUNG-USA

Mom’s Quit Connection:
Free program for pregnant women and mothers of young children.
www.momsquit.com 
1-888-545-5191

Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program:
www.tobaccoprogram.org 
732-235-8222