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Our Commit to Quit Tobacco Free Program offers medications (prescription and nicotine replacement), supportive services conducted either individually or in a group, and visits with a physician or nurse practitioner to aid you in quitting the use of tobacco. Our medical providers will work with you to plan your quit date and determine what medications and supportive services you may need.
Program cost varies depending on each participant’s health insurance benefits. We work with each individual to determine which services are covered by insurance and affordable self-pay options.
CIS has a variety of options to customize for you. You can utilize your health insurance coverage for tobacco cessation, and it is typically covered under most insurance plans. We also offer affordable self-pay options to obtain tobacco cessation. Our team can also connect you with free state benefit programs.
You can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit www.quitwithusla.org where you can find other resources, such as a coach, who can help you develop a plan to quit and offer counseling. This service is free for Louisiana residents ages 13 and older who are ready to quit within the next 30 days.
You can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit www.quitlinems.com where you can find other resources, such as a coach, who can help you develop a plan to quit and offer counseling. This service is free for Mississippi residents.
In addition to causing several types of cancer, lung problems and reproductive complications, smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Smoking damages the blood vessels and can make them thicken and grow narrower. This makes the heart beat faster and work harder, which leads to high blood pressure, blood clots, and a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.
CIS makes every effort for each patient to see their own physician in clinic. If your physician is not available, you may choose to see any of our other health care professionals for prompt care. If you are in the hospital, you can expect to see any one of our physicians depending on the physician schedule that day. CIS believes that cardiovascular medicine is a team effort, so our cardiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and many others work together to bring you the best of care.
No. We will work with you on choosing a quit date that is best for you; it does not need to be the day you come in.
It’s never too late to quit. Giving up smoking quickly reduces the chance of developing cardiovascular disease, and within five years of quitting, the chances of having a heart attack are 50-70 percent lower for former smokers compared to current smokers.
In addition to providing free medication to fight nicotine cravings, CIS also offers counseling sessions (both in person and over the phone) to guide the participant in resisting cravings and responding to moments of weakness. Nicotine addiction is the only addiction in which cessation is the most successful after multiple attempts. You can do it, and we are here to help you.
To sign up, contact a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist to learn more: 1-877-288-0011.