Choose to say no to tobacco

Using tobacco increases the risk of death from all causes in men and women. Prisma Health offers a plan to help you quit. We offer a tobacco education and lung cancer prevention program, as well as smoking cessation classes for those who want to quit today.

Tobacco education and prevention referral program

This program is for anyone, of all ages, who is considering quitting. The program is designed to teach smokers about the health effects of tobacco use and the cost associated with using tobacco products.

Classes meet every first and third Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Prisma Health Baptist Hospital, 1501 Sumter St. (first floor), Columbia, South Carolina.

To register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or click below.

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Smoking cessation program

Quit smoking today. Taught in conjunction with Philip Michels, PhD, and Gary Ewing, MD, our adult smoking cessation program is available to residents of Richland, Lexington, Fairfield and Sumter counties.

Recent results indicate 74 percent of smokers quit smoking by the end of the three-week program, and those who continued to smoke significantly reduced the number of cigarettes consumed each day.

  • Free counseling and consultation
  • Free one-month supply of medication to those who qualify
  • Six sessions within three weeks

Classes are held twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Community Health conference room at Prisma Health Baptist Hospital, 1501 Sumter St. (basement), Columbia, South Carolina.

Advance registration is required. To register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or click below.

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