Stop smoking with Start to Stop®,
our smoking cessation program*
Studies show that smokers assisted by a health care provider have a greater chance of quitting smoking. We created this program to help those over 18 kick the habit.
Come in for personal counseling with a nurse practitioner to help you quit smoking.
Our program includes:*
- 1-on-1 consultation with a practitioner, including a nicotine-dependence
- Individualized smoking cessation plan and education based on your needs
- Ongoing coaching and support in your efforts to quit smoking
- Nicotine-replacement recommendations or prescriptions
written when clinically appropriate
- A visit summary sent to your primary care provider with your permission
Facts about quitting:
- Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and
- Smoking causes about 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States each year.†
- On average, adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.
- After 24 hours, your risk of heart attack begins to decrease.§§
- After one year, your risk of heart disease decreases to half that of a current smoker.§
- After 5 to 15 years, your risk of stroke is the same as a person who never smoked.§
We're here to help
Find out more about our service
and nearby clinics that offer it.
- Open 7 days a week
- No appointment necessary
- Most insurance accepted
Tools to help you quit
Here are some tools from smokefree.gov to help you quit smoking.
Set goals, track daily habits, view progress, connect with social networks and receive motivational reminders. QuitPal
Get 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good. SmokefreeTXT
These tools are also available in Spanish.
- You've decided to stop smoking, but how?
*Patients must be 18 years of age and older. Services and age restrictions vary by state. Additional labs and tests may be required. Additional charges may apply. Follow-up visits may be recommended at an additional fee.
**Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2009. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_249.pdf
†Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Productivity Losses–United States, 2000–2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2008;57(45):1226–8. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5745a3.htm accessed Mar. 11, 2011.
††Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Annual Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Economic Costs–United States, 1995–1999.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2002;51(14):300–3. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5114a2.htm accessed Mar. 11, 2011.
§Office of the Surgeon General. Tobacco Cessation – You Can Quit Smoking Now! http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco