Tobacco Management Center

Quit Smoking

The St.Vincent Tobacco Management Center is a hospital-based, nurse/pharmacist-driven smoking cessation program in Indiana offered to the community that will provide the resources, group support and individualized counseling that you need to quit smoking. Our counselors have received training by the Mayo Clinic and have developed the program using Pfizer’s Beat the Pack smoking cessation curriculum.

The team at St.Vincent understands the science behind smoking and can apply the behavioral health counseling and medication you need to quit. We also understand that each individual is unique. That’s why St.Vincent will assist you in tailoring your own program to your specific needs.

As an added benefit to the program, participants will receive a free test to determine if they are at risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard for you to exhale “used” air from your lungs and is the fourth most common cause of death in the United States.7, 2 One of our clinicians will provide you the results to bring to your primary care physician for further follow-up.

Be one of the 1.3 million Americans who quit smoking every year! 1

Tobacco Fast Facts

  • Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. 1
  • Almost half a million people (440,000) die every year in the United States from smoking-related diseases. 2
  • Tobacco use is associated with 15 different types of cancer. 3
  • People who smoke are 2 to 4 times more likely to have heart disease than people who don’t smoke. 4
  • For people who smoke, the risk of having a stroke nearly doubles. 4
  • In almost 35% of Americans who die due to smoking-related disease, the cause is heart and blood vessel disease. 4
  • You can save up to $1,500 per year (for a pack-a-day smoker) for not buying cigarettes.3
  • Cigarette smoke carries more than 4,000 chemicals. 5

The Health Benefits on Quitting 6

20 minutes Heart rate drops
12 hours Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal
2 weeks Heart attack risk begins to drop
Lungs start to work better
8 weeks Cholesterol levels get better
1 – 9 months Coughing and shortness of breath decrease
1 year Heart disease risk is reduced in half
5 years Stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker
10 years Lung cancer death rate is reduced by 50%
Risk of pneumonia is like that of a nonsmoker
15 years Risk of heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker

St.Vincent Tobacco Cessation Program

WHEN: Meet once a week for eight weeks
LOCATION: St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
RSVP: (317) 338-CARE

You will learn:

Tobacco Consultation
  • Why it’s so hard to quit
  • Your health risks of using tobacco
  • What triggers you to smoke
  • What smoking is really costing you
  • The effects of second-hand smoke
  • How to fight urges
  • How to manage stress
  • How to use your support group
  • How to create an environment to quit smoking
  • Medication and behavioral therapy to aid in your recovery
  • How your health can improve just 24 hours after quitting
  • Your risk for COPD

1 Tobacco Research and Intervention Program
2 US Department of Health and Human Services
3 American Cancer Society
4 American Heart Association

5 American Lung Association
6 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
7 National Lung Health Education Program