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’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. We offer this program three times each year in the winter, spring, and fall.

This 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: $25, which covers printed materials.

Join our online team today! Register here or call 231-392-8487 or email Patti Moore at pmoore4@mhc.net. If cost is a concern, ask Patti about scholarship opportunities.

Questions? Fill out this confidential online questionnaire and we’ll be in touch shortly.


Munson Healthcare Tobacco Treatment Specialists

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’ll 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.

Kalkaska

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

Manistee

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

Traverse City

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

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


Other Local Programs and Resources

Crawford and Kalkaska Counties:

Tobacco Cessation
District #10 Health Department
Angie Gullekson, Health Educator
231-876-3813
agullekson@dhd10.org

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 dzuidersma@gtcountymi.gov

Manistee County:

Tobacco Cessation
District #10 Health Department
Holly Joseph, Health Educator
Call 231-723-1477 or email hjoseph@dhd10.org

Missaukee and Wexford Counties:

Tobacco Cessation
District #10 Health Department
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 programming 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. American Indians looking to begin their commercial tobacco-free journey 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 quick smoking: