Tobacco Programs and Classes – Outpatient and Inpatient Opportunities

Hanover Hospital's Tobacco Cessation Program is funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the American Lung Association. The majority of programs and classes are provided free of charge.

For further information or to register for any of these programs, please call Adam Bennett, Tobacco Cessation Coordinator at (717) 316-7894, or 1-800-673-2426, ext. 7894.

No-Obligation Quit Consultations

Would you like to know more about what it takes to quit successfully, but aren’t quite sure if now is the right time for you to quit? There are many options. Talk to the hospital’s tobacco treatment specialists and develop a better understanding of what it takes to beat tobacco and the resources that are out there to help you do it right, at the right time for you! This confidential opportunity is offered with no obligation to enroll in a program.

Dates: Ongoing- can be scheduled at anytime

Freedom From Smoking Program

A 7-week course tailored for individuals within the community and businesses. Participants learn about effective ways to quit smoking, determine which method is best suited for him or her, and construct a customized quit plan. Community classes are offered multiple times each year; all classes are held in Suite 200 at Hillside Medical Center, 250 Fame Avenue, Hanover, PA.  2017 classes:
Tuesdays, January 24-March 7, 2017, 5:30-7 p.m.
Mondays, May 1-June 12, 2017, 5:30-7 p.m.

Individual Cessation Coaching

Don’t have time for or access to an on site group or not a “group person?” No problem! Hanover Hospital offers face-to-face, and/or telephone counseling, and an online, Web-based program. All of these free programs explore tobacco use issues and devise a custom quit plan.

Dates: Ongoing and can be scheduled at anytime

Resources and Discounts

The Tobacco Cessation program has an ever-changing variety of print and online materials available for FREE to the community. In addition, Hanover Hospital frequently offers discount coupons for nicotine replacement products (patches, gum, lozenges) and quit medication(s).

Dates: Ongoing – call (717) 316-7894 for more information

Inpatient Visits

An inpatient visit or stay at the hospital is often a great time to consider quitting smoking! When you are ready, Hanover Hospital has a team of specially trained staff that can help you prepare to break free from the clutches of tobacco. During your stay you may be asked whether you would like to be visited by one of our Tobacco Treatment Specialists. If you decide that you would like more information about tobacco, you may also request a consultation while you’re visiting Hanover Hospital. In some cases, your doctor may also contact a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and ask him or her to stop by and visit you during your stay.

During a meeting with a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, you are in control of the conversation. You may ask any questions you have about tobacco use and the quitting process. If you are interested in doing so, the specialist can even help you formulate a plan to quit smoking! The specialist will discuss various treatment options and help you devise a custom quit plan. He or she may also recommend services and resources that will help you continue the process after you are discharged from the hospital.