Helping Patients Quit Smoking or Using Tobacco

The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE) Tobacco Cessation Program is free to Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) patients who want to quit or cut back their tobacco use in any form:

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • E-cigarettes (vapes or vape pens)
  • Pipes and hookahs
  • Smokeless tobacco (chewing tobacco, dip, chew, or snuff)

Your HCI doctor must refer you to the service. Then, the team will work with you to decide on the best treatment method. Patients may receive one or more of these:

  • Counseling (in-person and over the phone)
  • Medication (Chantix, Zyban)
  • Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum)

 Medications are available at the HCI outpatient Pharmacy

About Appointments

To take part in the program, you need a referral from your HCI doctor. Your care team can set up an appointment for you. Same-day appointments may be available for patients who live out of town.

Check in at the Center for HOPE, located on the first floor of the HCI research north building. 

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What to Expect

Time

Your first appointment will be in person and will take about 1 hour. 

If you are prescribed medication or nicotine replacement therapy, you can pick it up at the HCI outpatient Pharmacy, located on the first floor of the HCI cancer hospital.

After your in-person appointment, a team memeber will schedule in-person or phone follow-up appointments.

Cost 

The Tobacco Cessation Program is free of charge to HCI patients. If you have insurance, we will bill for our services. However, there is no cost to you for counseling or medications.