Live Free Smoke Free
The Good Neighbor Health Clinic offers smoking cessation services every Wednesday evening called Live Free Smoke Free as described below. We encourage referrals to this program and plan to make a reduction in the % of our patients who smoke a goal for this year!
Did you know that 40% of Good Neighbor patients smoke? That's double the national average.
Did you know that simply being advised to quit smoking on medical grounds increases quit attempts by 25%? And offering nicotine replacement therapy increases quit attempts by 70%. Behavioral counseling more than doubles the frequency of quit attempts.
All of these things are available for free for Good Neighbor patients with the Live Free Smoke Free!
Live Free Smoke Free includes:
- one-on-one weekly counseling with med students
- free nicotine replacement therapy
- referrals to local tobacco cessation support groups
- arranging phone-counseling with QuitLine
If your patient is interested in quitting smoking, please encourage them to make an appointment for Live Free Smoke Free at the front desk. Med students are available Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30.