Ready to Quit?

We can help. 

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

Munson Healthcare offers nicotine cessation classes and programs in locations around northern Michigan and can help connect you to other community-based resources.

Munson Healthcare’s Freedom from Smoking Program

The Munson Healthcare Freedom from Smoking program is an 8-week online course designed to help you finally quit smoking, vaping, and chewing tobacco for good. 

Whether it’s your first time quitting or you feel like you’ve tried everything, this nationally-based program has a proven track record. Hundreds of thousands of people have become nicotine-free through this group clinic, which offers a structured, practical approach to quitting. 

Cost: FREE!

Offered: Jan - Feb | May - June | Sept-Oct

Register Here

Questions? Call 231-392-8487, email Tobacco Treatment Specialist Patti Moore, BSN, RN, at, or fill out this confidential online questionnaire and we’ll be in touch shortly.


Munson Healthcare Tobacco Treatment Specialists

Individualized Support

Not sure about a class and prefer one-on-one support? Our Tobacco Treatment Specialists offer individual counseling to support you on your journey to quit smoking, chewing, or vaping tobacco. They’re here to help you develop your own specific plan.

Tobacco Treatment Specialists also work with health care providers to make sure you are getting the medical support you need to quit. The cost varies but may be free or include a minimal materials fee.


Kaley Tinkle, RN, TTS
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center


Eve Skocelas, RRT, TTS
Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital

Traverse City

Patti Moore BSN, RN, TTS
Cowell Family Cancer Center, Traverse City

Other Local Programs and Resources

Crawford and Kalkaska Counties:

Tobacco Cessation
District #10 Health Department
Angie Gullekson, Health Educator

Grand Traverse County:

Teen Vaping
Adolescent Health Clinic, Grand Traverse County Health Department
Dee Zuidersma, Program Supervisor Adolescent Health
Call 231-620-8240 or email

Manistee County:

Tobacco Cessation
District #10 Health Department
Holly Joseph, Health Educator
Call 231-723-1477 or email

Missaukee and Wexford Counties:

Tobacco Cessation
District #10 Health Department
Angie Gullekson, Health Educator

State and National Programs

Michigan Tobacco Quitline

Offers free information, tobacco treatment referral, phone counseling, an online program, and text messaging 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This quitline offers a variety of tailored programming taught by and for veterans, American Indian smokers, and more. Free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy (patch, gum or lozenges) may be available to certain callers. 

Find help at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. American Indians may call 1-855-372-0037.

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 quit smoking: