Tobacco Cessation Programs 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.

American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Group Quit Program

This program is offered in Charlevoix and Traverse City. It has a proven track record – hundreds of thousands of people have become smoke free through this group clinic, which offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting during 8-week-long programs. Cost is $25 for printed materials. Some scholarships available.

Overseen by a certified facilitator, you will learn:

  • How to know if you’re ready to quit 
  • Medications that can increase your success 
  • Lifestyle changes to make quitting easier 
  • How to prepare for your quit day 
  • Coping strategies for managing stress and avoiding weight gain 
  • How to stay smoke free for good

Cowell Family Cancer CenterUpcoming dates:

  • Aug. 27 - Oct. 8, 6 - 7 pm
  • Nov. 5 - Dec. 17, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Learn more about this program at the Cowell Family Cancer Center.

Charlevoix Hospital: This seven-week program is offered at Charlevoix Hospital or at your local place of business with prior arrangements. Call 231-437-3481 for details. 

Charlevoix Hospital Wellness Workshop

Charlevoix Hospital’s Wellness Workshop offers a “You Can Quit Smoking” class that provides information and support as you experience the benefits of being tobacco-free. One-on-one consultations are also available.

Wellness Workshop
411 Bridge St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720 

Munson Community Health Library

Offers smoking cessation books, CDs, and DVDs.

Munson Community Health Center
550 Munson Ave., Suite 100
Traverse City, MI 49686

Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment Program (SCRIPT)

Munson Healthcare is implementing a regional program to help pregnant women reduce or stop smoking. SOPHE SCRIPT is the Society of Public Health Educators (SOPHE) Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment Program (SCRIPT). SCRIPT leaders are located where pregnant women visit—prenatal care provider offices, health departments, hospitals, community resources, and play groups, etc.

Program leaders use educational motivational workbooks, DVDs, and personal carbon monoxide detectors to help women who are interested and enrolled in SCRIPT to reduce or stop smoking. 

Current SCRIPT sites include:

  • 7 health departments covering 31 counties
  • Munson Healthcare Cadillac OB/GYN
  • Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital 
  • Otsego Memorial Hospital Medical Group

A multi-organizational Perinatal Smoking Cessation Team has been created with funding from the March of Dimes and in partnership with the Northern Michigan Perinatal Collaborative Network partners. Regional training and program development was facilitated largely by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. 

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