Sign Up for Our Free Smoking Cessation Program
The deadline to enroll for free smoking cessation services through the state’s Smoking Cessation Trust is July 11th. Stop smoking. Start Living. Must be a Louisiana resident who smoked prior to Sept 1st, 1988.
Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you’ve smoked.
Why Choose Ochsner to Help You Quit Smoking?
Ochsner Health has several smoking cessation clinics that helps our patients kick their smoking or vaping habit for good! Our rate of patients quitting is over 30% at 12 months, that’s three times the national average! Ochsner Health partners with the Smoking Cessation Trust to offer free counseling to anyone wanting to make a healthy lifestyle change. We use a combination of medications that may be covered at a free or reduced cost.
You qualify for this FREE program if you:
- Are a Louisiana or Mississippi resident
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Are ready to quit smoking
- Are interested in quit tobacco products
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment or to talk with a coordinator, please call our office at 504-842-7490 or 1-844-371-5806.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caitlin Hunter’s Story
This is Caitlin Hunter’s painful story of the effects smoking can have on you and your loved ones. Take control of tobacco and begin your journey to a healthier lifestyle today. With Ochsner's free smoking cessation program, including personal counseling, office visits and follow-up calls, we’ll develop a customized plan to help you quit.