Commit to Quit – Smoking Cessation
Rutland Regional is here to help! When you are ready to quit smoking, the right support can make all the difference. Our Commit to Quit program will provide you with the education, tools and encouragement you need to be successful.
Our Program Offers:
- Individual intake sessions via phone or appointment to help you develop a quit plan
- Weekly group classes
- Free nicotine replacement including patches, gum or lozenges through the Vermont Quit Network. (You must be smoke-free and continue in our program to receive nicotine replacement.)
- Information about other medication options to help you quit smoking
- Links to the Vermont Quit Network phone only and website support
How the Program Works
At your intake interview your tobacco counselor will help you decide on a quit plan which may include:
- Samples of free nicotine replacement
- Plans to contact your doctor for a prescription if you have VHAP or Medicaid insurance
- Tools to distract you during a craving such as foam balls, toothpicks, straws and mints
- Support through weekly classes, the Vermont Quit Network, or QuitLine counseling
Classes meet weekly on the following days/times:
- Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm, Testing Center Waiting Room at Rutland Regional, (across from Registration), 160 Allen Street, Rutland
- Thursdays, 9-10am, Community Education Classroom at 254 Stratton Road, Suite 4, Rutland
Participants can attend either Mondays or Thursdays. You may join at anytime, although we request that you pre-register.
Rutland Regional Medical Center is part of the Vermont Quit Network. Classes are provided under the guidelines of the American Cancer Society Fresh Start Program.
For more information, call 802.747.3768
Sometimes it's good to be a quitter! The Cigarette Burndown interactive tool wants to encourage smokers to give up cigarettes. This informational tool explains the ingredients found in a cigarette, illustrates the harmful effects, and shares the benefits for quitters.