Smoking Cessation Programs and Resources in Northern Michigan

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Are you ready to quit?

To be successful, you may need a little help. Munson Healthcare offers tobacco cessation classes and programs in locations around northern Michigan and can help connect you to other community-based resources.

Munson Healthcare offers the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program

The Munson Healthcare Freedom from Smoking eight-week program will offered virtually in 2021. Join our online team and learn how to finally quit smoking for good. Programs are offered three programs a year (winter, spring and fall).

This program has a proven track record—hundreds of thousands of people have become smoke-free through this group clinic, which offers a structured, systemic approach to quitting. 

Register here or call 231-392-8487 or email Patti Moore at pmoore4@mhc.net.

Cost of the program covers printed materials: $25. Inquire with Patti Moore about scholarship opportunities.

If you have questions about the Freedom from Smoking program or need help quitting, please complete this confidential online questionnaire and we will reach out to you.

"Everyone has a vice and my vice was smoking,” said Christina Seaberg. “The cigarettes controlled my life. They calmed my nerves. But this program helped me. There is a lot of support and new ideas that you may not be thinking about. If you have the incentive to want to quit smoking, then I suggest going to this class.” Learn more in this Your Health Matters from 7&4 News.


Munson Healthcare Tobacco Treatment Specialists

Treatment specialists offer individual counseling to support adults on their journey to quit smoking, chewing, or vaping tobacco. These experts can help you develop your own specific plan to quit. Tobacco Treatment Specialists also work with health care providers to make sure you are getting the medical support you need to quit. Cost varies, but may be free or include minimal materials fee.

Contact Us

Deb Strand, LMSW, OSW-C TTS
Cowell Family Cancer Center, Traverse City
231-392-8494
dstrand@mhc.net

Patti Moore BSN, RN, TTS
Cowell Family Cancer Center, Traverse City
231-392-8487
pmoore4@mhc.net

Eve Skocelas, RRT, TTS
Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital
231-398-1824
eskocelas@mhc.net

Kaley Tinkle, RN, TTS
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center
231-258-7791
ktinkle@mhc.net


Other Local Programs and Resources

Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy
SCRIPT Program, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department
Michelle Klein, RN, MA, PHC
231-256-0210
mklein@bldhd.org

Teen Vaping
Adolescent Health Clinic, Grand Traverse County Health Department
Andrew Waite, LMSW, Program Supervisor Adolescent Health
231-620-8429

Tobacco Cessation Treatment Specialist
District #10 Health Department (Wexford and Missaukee County)
Angie Gullekson, Health Educator
231-876-3813
agullekson@dhd10.org


State and National Programs

Michigan Tobacco Quitline
Offers free information, tobacco treatment referral, phone counseling, online program and text messaging 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-QUIT-NOW in English at 1-800-784-8669 or in Spanish at 1-855-335-3569.

The Michigan Tobacco Quitline offers a variety of tailored programing taught by and for veterans, Asian smokers, American Indian smokers, LGBTQ populations, and more.  Free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy (patch, gum or lozenges) may be available to certain callers.

Freedom from Smoking Plus
This online program
is offered through the American Lung Association and includes 12 months or unlimited access to the Freedom from Smoking online program available 24/7 on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Freedom from Smoking Plus also includes live telephone and chat support from the quit smoking specialist through the Lung Helpline. Nine highly interactive sessions prepare you for your QUIT DAY and help you stay smoke-free for good. Program cost: $99.


Smoking Cessation Websites


Free Smart Phone Apps

These free mobile apps offer plans, education, and tools to help you quick smoking: