Smoking Cessation Clinic

Our smoking cessation clinics offer services to our patients to help them kick their smoking habit for good! Ochsner is partnering with the Smoking Cessation Trust to offer free counseling and medications for anyone wanting to make a healthy lifestyle change. To be eligible for the free program you must be a LA resident and have started smoking before 1988.

We offer smoking cessation clinics in all regions: New Orleans at our Jefferson Highway location, Kenner, the West Bank, Baton Rouge, Hammond, the North Shore, in both Slidell and Covington and Raceland in the Bayou region.  Additional sites will be opening in the fall.

Please call 504-842-7490 or 1-844-371-5806 to have one of our coordinators assist you.

Mary’s Story  

Mary smoked cigarettes for about 40 years until the Smoking Cessation Trust and Mickie LeSage, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, began helping her to quit. 

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States with 400,000 lives lost and more than three billion dollars in health care cost and productivity losses in Louisiana alone. Quitting is hard; statistics show that it can take a person 6-12 times attempting to quit before they are successful. Our program will work with you to determine the best way for you to quit.  You will meet with a certified tobacco treatment specialist who will develop an individualized plan for you including the selection of a quit date.  You will receive counseling and prescriptions for medications as well as follow up phone calls to check how you are doing. For any questions please email us at