Smoking and Tobacco Resources

Quit Tobacco

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 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.

Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Classes

Northside’s 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 Smokefree.gov

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 smoking cessation meditation CD. Lunch or dinner is also provided.

Afternoon and evening classes are available on the Northside Hospital Atlanta, Cherokee, and Forsyth campuses. For specific class times or for more information please call 404-780-7653 or email smokingcessation@northside.com. Please click here to register online.

Download the 2018 Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Class Schedule (English)
Download the 2018 Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Class Schedule (Spanish)
Download the 2018 Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Class Schedule (Vietnamese)
Download the 2018 Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Class Schedule (Korean)

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Additional Resources

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute also offers:

  • Community educational presentations
  • Referrals to the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® online curriculum

For more information, please call 404-780-7653 or email smokingcessation@northside.com



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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 - Forsyth

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


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