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Smoking Cessation

Clearing the Air for Quality Healthcare

As an Orange County leader in the provision of quality healthcare, Hoag is a designated smoke free zone. All Hoag facilities throughout Orange County are non-smoking.

While all individuals are expected to comply with the smoke free policy while on Hoag property, the decision to quit is a personal, and often very difficult one. Allow us to partner with you in taking this important step by utilizing the smoking cessation resources available through Hoag.

Every year millions of smokers successfully quit. With the right attitude, preparation and knowledge you can be one of them.

Today is the day to begin your journey to freedom from smoking:

  • Decide to Quit- The main step in the process of quitting is deciding to quit. If you decide to quit someday in the future, pick a date and stick with it.
  • Make Changes- In preparation for quitting, begin to change your smoking pattern.
  • Keep a Diary- A week before quitting, record where, when, and why you are smoking.
  • Think Positively- Tell yourself you can do it this time and convince yourself that you will succeed.
  • Plan Your Deadline- Prepare for quitting by picking your day.
  • Learning Process- Don’t ever give up - just persist in cessation efforts until you are successful.

Hoag Community Medicine & Pulmonary Department offers a FREE five-week series to help patients and community members quit tobacco.

  • When: Monday Evenings
  • Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Hoag Hospital NB - Cancer Center (Conference Room A) & Hoag Hospital Irvine-Classroom 1
  • Clinic Fee: Free

The program uses a positive behavior-change approach that teaches how to become a non-smoker for life.

Program highlights include:

  • Free classes and follow up
  • Free quit kit
  • Free nicotine patches
  • Individual counseling, if needed
  • Quit rates are significantly higher than the national average

Five-Week Series Dates:

  • Hoag Hospital Newport Beach - Cancer Center: October 17, 24, 31 & November 7, 14
  • Hoag Hospital Irvine: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, November 23, 30 & December 7, 14, 21

Sign up today by calling 949-764-5511.

For more information about the Smoking Cessation Five-Week Series, contact Kerman Rogers at kerman.rogers@hoag.org


Better Breathers Club

Hoag Pulmonary Rehabilitation in association with American Lung Association offers Better Breather's Club Meetings. These free meetings provide education and support for people with lung diseases and their families.

Locations:
Hoag Health Center - Newport Beach,
1st Floor, Classroom #6
520 Superior Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Hoag Hospital Irvine
1st Floor, Classroom 1 or 2
16200 Sand Canyon Ave
Irvine, CA 92618

Time: 1:00 p.m

Registration: No registration required. This group is free and open to the public.

View our Class Calendar