Tobacco Treatment Program
Our private and confidential Tobacco Treatment Program will increase your chances of living smoke-free. As an over-the-phone and face-to-face counseling service, we are here for you if you are ready to quit smoking or using tobacco products.
The Tobacco Treatment Program is located in the Lifestyle Management Center, 1243 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, Pa. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 610-402-5000 for more information.
- Privacy and confidentiality – Only you and your counselor will know you are trying to stop.
- Convenience – Calls can be made from your home, your car or any place you feel comfortable.
- Quick help – There is no need to travel to an appointment whenever you need support. All of your sessions may be done over the phone.
- Programs like ours have been scientifically proven to increase your chances of living a smoke-free life. Enrolling in our Tobacco Treatment Program will help you get through the physical and psychological withdrawal associated with quitting smoking.
All of our tobacco cessation services are available at all three Lehigh Valley Health Network campuses.
If you’re considering quitting or if you’re ready to stop using tobacco, our 12-month counseling program can help. Our nationally certified tobacco addiction specialists will develop a plan personalized to fit your specific needs. We’ll help you change your daily routine so you can avoid things that cause you to crave a cigarette. We’ll provide emotional support and tips on how to handle a cigarette craving so you don’t have a relapse. Plus, we’ll 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. You have the option to talk with one of our counselors face-to-face or over the phone. You may find telephone counseling to be more convenient and comfortable because you can talk from the privacy of your own home. Once you’ve made the first step by signing up for the program, a tobacco treatment counselor will:
- Gather your tobacco use history and medical information
- Determine your stage of readiness to stop using tobacco
- Develop your personalized plan
- Provide you with support throughout the quitting process
- Help you choose a date when you will quit
After you’ve successfully reached your quit date, our counselors will contact you to see how you’re doing on your one, three, six and 12 month quit-date anniversaries. If you think you’ll need more frequent contact with your counselors, arrangements can be made.
Help for teenagers to quit smoking
Children and teenagers are often impressionable. Many things can contribute to the adult they become. Smoking, for one, can become a habit or an addiction at an early age. That’s why counselors from our Tobacco Treatment Program are here to work with adolescents to help them quit. There are many reasons an adolescent will try smoking – peer pressure, curiosity, or seeing a friend, family member or celebrity doing it. Because teens are constantly exposed to these factors, ongoing support from our counselors is necessary for them to stay committed to quitting.
Quit smoking during hospitalization
If you’re 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’re hospitalized. Use of prescription medications or a nicotine inhaler may also be used. If you’re 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’ve recently quit, we’ll 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. For your convenience, tobacco cessation services are available at all three Lehigh Valley Health Network hospitals.