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Tobacco Cessation Program

The Tobacco Cessation program through Firelands Center for Coordinated Care is tailored to provide support for all patients, even those who may be managing chronic health conditions related to tobacco use.

The program offers individuals sessions with a trained Tobacco Treatment Specialist, and/or group classes offered at various locations throughout Firelands Regional Medical Center.

Why is a tobacco cessation program needed?

Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death. On average, every cigarette smoked takes 11 minutes off your life. The tobacco cessation program will provide assistance for individual’s wanting to quit tobacco, but may not be able to accomplish the goal without support.

How do I enroll in the tobacco cessation program?

Any patient can enroll through self-referral by calling an affiliated clinic or through a provider referral. For more information call 419-557-6550 or email langlek@firelands.com

What is the procedure for follow-up in the tobacco cessation program?

After the tobacco cessation program receives a completed referral form or patient enrollment request, the patient will be contacted by a patient navigator  who will help determine the best program for that individual patient. Programs can include individual counseling, group class, telephonic counseling or a combination.

Where are programs for tobacco cessation located?

  • The individual counseling takes place at the Center for Coordinated Care at the Hayes/Tyler corner of the Firelands Regional Medical Center main campus, 1221 Hayes Ave.
  • The group classes are located at Firelands Regional Medical Center main campus or at Behavioral Health 1925 Hayes Ave.
  • Telephonic counseling is offered through the Ohio Quitline.

All of the above classes and visits are conducted by a trained Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

Other Support Resources

  • American Lung Association: 1-800 Lung USA
  • OH Quitline: 1-800 Quit NOW
  • QuitNow.net
  • Smokefree.gov
  • Elaine Slisher, 419-557-6151 Tobaccofree@firelands.com

Contact Us

For further information or referral questions,
call 419-557-6550.

Fax number for referrals: 419-621-1047