Smoking & Tobacco Resources

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As part of our comprehensive approach to prevention and early detection, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute offers various smoking and tobacco resources to provide education and help individuals quit smoking cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes and using other forms of smokeless tobacco including chewing tobacco and dissolvable tobacco. 

Tobacco contains nicotine, which can cause addiction and significant health problems such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, gum disease and respiratory and mouth infections. Out of the more than 7,000 different chemicals found in tobacco and tobacco smoke, hundreds are toxic and more than 70 are known to cause cancer. No tobacco product is safe! Now is the best time to quit!

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute offers:

  • Community and school educational presentations.
  • Referrals to the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® online curriculum.
  • Built To Quit - Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Course 

For more information, please call 404-780-7653 or email [email protected]

Built To Quit - Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Course

Our Built To Quit course offers the American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking® program and access to the following resources:

  • Certified Facilitators – Classes are led by American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking® program certified facilitators.   
  • Group Classes – In-person class meets once a week for six weeks on the Northside Hospital campuses.
  • Remote Classes – Six-week webinar class facilitated by Northside staff are also available. 
  • Telephone Counseling – Referrals to the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (877-270-STOP).
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance – Free or reduced-cost nicotine replacement therapy (gum or patches) for those that qualify. 
  • Online Support – Referrals to American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® online curriculum.
  • Mobile App (for Android and iPhone devices) - quitSTART, a product of

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Our six-week cessation classes educate you about the benefits of quitting and the strategies and skills to cope with your urges and the hazards of smoking and using other forms of tobacco, such as:

The classes meet once a week and are conducted primarily in a group setting, with face-to-face interaction which allows you to learn from each other’s experiences. For your convenience, we also offer web-based remote class options.

An American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking® Program certified facilitator leads each class and behavioral health specialists, respiratory therapists and dietitians visit the group to help provide you with support and guidance along the way. You will receive nicotine replacement therapy (if qualified) and a workbook with a meditation CD. Lunch or dinner is also provided.

Classes are held on the Northside Hospital Atlanta, Cherokee, and Forsyth campuses. Both afternoon and evening class times are offered. For specific class times or for more information please call 404-780-7653 or email [email protected].

For more information on our Built To Quit class dates: