Northside Hospital - Smoking and Tobacco Resources

Smoking and Tobacco Resources

Now is the best time to quit!

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!

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.

Built To Quit - Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Classes

Our Built To Quit smoking and tobacco cessation classes offer access to the following resources:

  • Group Classes – Six-week in-person class on the Northside Hospital campuses
  • Remote Classes – Six-week webinar class facilitated by Northside staff
  • Telephone Counseling – Referrals to the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (877-270-STOP)
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance – Free or reduced-cost nicotine replacement therapy (gum or patches)
  • Online Support – Referrals to American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® online curriculum
  • Mobile App (for Android and iPhone devices) - quitSTART, a product of

Our six-week cessation classes educate you about the hazards of smoking and using other forms of tobacco, the benefits of quitting and the strategies and skills to cope with your urges. The classes 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 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 hard copy curriculum with a meditation CD. Lunch or dinner is also provided.

Classes are held on the Northside Hospital Atlanta, Cherokee, and Forsyth campuses. Some locations offer both afternoon and evening class times. For specific class times or for more information please call 404-780-7653 or email

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Additional Resources

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute also offers:

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

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Northside Hospital Atlanta

1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-8000

Northside Hospital Cherokee

450 Northside Cherokee Blvd.
Canton, GA 30115
(770) 224-1000

Northside Hospital Duluth

3620 Howell Ferry Road
Duluth, GA 30096
(678) 312-6800

Northside Hospital Forsyth

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 844-3200

Northside Hospital Gwinnett

1000 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(678) 312-1000

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