Tobacco Treatment Program

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Call 888-402-LVHN (5846).

The LVHN Tobacco Treatment Program will increase your chances of living smoke-free. Quitting smoking is not an easy task, but it’s easier with the right help. As a group counseling service, we are here for you if you are ready to quit smoking or using tobacco products.

Need Immediate Care?
For emergency services, call 911.

For non-emergency walk-in care, try an ExpressCARE location.
Need help scheduling or have a question?
Call 888-402-LVHN (5846).

The Tobacco Treatment Program is part of Respiratory Care Services, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest. Please call 610-402-4845 or 888-402-LVHN (5846) for more information about how we can help you become tobacco-free.

Contact Melissa Puhak or Dawn Gizzo at 570-422-1704 for more information about LVH–Pocono's Tobacco Treatment Program.

Contact us today to get started.

Freedom From Smoking

If you are considering quitting or ready to stop using tobacco in the next 30 days, our American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking (FFS) group counseling program can help. Programs like ours have been scientifically proven to increase your chances of living a smoke-free life. For your convenience, our FFS groups are conducted at many locations:

Lehigh Valley: LVH–Cedar Crest, LVH–Muhlenberg, and LVH–17th Street. Classes are offered during daytime and evening hours, as well as weekends.

Monroe County: LVH-Pocono Tobacco Cessation Department 570-422-1704

We also partner with the following programs in Schuylkill and Luzerne counties:

Schuykill County:
Health Promotion Council (HPC)
Jamie Magee: (215) 731-6186
Sean McCormick: (215) 731-6154

Learn more about the Schuykill County Time to Quit Nicotine Cessation Program and how it supports and assists you as you create a plan to become tobacco free.

Luzerne County (Hazleton):
Eileen Panzarella, Director, Prevention Education: (570) 455-9902 ext. 209
Maryann Feno, Director, Pathway to Recovery:

A Personalized Plan

Enrolling in our Tobacco Treatment Program will help you get through the physical and psychological recovery symptoms associated with quitting smoking. Certified tobacco addiction specialists will develop a plan personalized to fit your specific needs. We will help you change your daily routine so you can avoid things that cause you to crave a cigarette. We will provide emotional support and tips on how to handle a cigarette craving so you don’t have a relapse. Plus, we will consult with your primary care physician to prescribe nicotine replacement products (e.g. nicotine patch, gum or lozenge) to help relieve some of your withdrawal symptoms.

After you’ve successfully reached your quit date, our counselors will contact you to see how you’re doing one and six months after you complete the program. If you think you’ll need more frequent contact with your counselors, arrangements can be made.

If you prefer confidential individual telephonic counseling, ask us about a referral to the Pennsylvania Free Quitline.

Quit smoking during hospitalization

If you are hospitalized and you’re ready to quit, our tobacco cessation experts offer education materials as well as tips and strategies for quitting. Nicotine replacement products, such as the nicotine patch, gum or lozenge, will help reduce any cravings or withdrawal symptoms while you are hospitalized. Use of prescription medications or a nicotine inhaler may also be used. If you are using other tobacco products, like chew, dip or snuff, our experts will provide similar recommendations and options.

To receive a consultation with a smoking cessation expert, ask your physician, nurse or respiratory therapist. If you have recently quit, we will help you deal with your coping skills, teach you a few new tips and keep you motivated. If you would like additional support after you leave the hospital, all you need to do is tell us. A counselor from our Tobacco Treatment Program will contact you after your discharge to help you stay tobacco-free.

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