More than three million people in the United States live with emphysema. Medication may help reduce symptoms for early-stage emphysema; however, patients with stage three or four chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may not respond to medication and may not be too ill for surgery. The Spiration Valve System, a minimally invasive procedure now being conducted at Inspira, may provide these patients relief.Read More
Smoking and Tobacco Quit Center
Quitting tobacco may be the single best thing you can do to improve your health.
In fact, just 24 hours after you stop using tobacco, your risk of heart attack begins to decrease. Five to 15 years later, your risk of stroke will be the same as a person who never used tobacco.
Our Approach to Smoking Cessation
Whether you are trying to quit for the first time or have tried other programs before, we believe every attempt is a step in the right direction.
Our experts understand the science behind both physical and emotional nicotine addiction. They employ proven strategies to help you quit for good.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tobacco users trying to quit can double or triple their chances by getting counseling, medicine or both. Our programs all feature trained medical professionals who provide both.
Whether you’re taking steps to quit smoking, using smokeless tobacco products or vaping, Inspira provides comprehensive services, all at no cost.
This program is supported by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), Community Health Services (CHS) Office of Tobacco Free, Nutrition and Fitness (OTFNF).
Virtual Services Available Now
Our certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists are proud to offer a free smoking cessation assessment by phone to individuals from Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester counties. Eligible patients can have free nicotine replacement patches and gum or lozenges shipped directly to their homes.
Additionally, our six-week quit groups are now offered virtually.
Our tobacco cessation programs include:
- Certified tobacco treatment specialists
- One-to-one counseling in person or by phone
- A comprehensive individualized quit plan
- Classes including group counseling
- One-month and seven-month follow up sessions
- Readmission into the Quit Center if needed
- Nicotine replacement therapy
- Lung cancer screening
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Nicotine replacement therapy, including patches, lozenges and gum, will be provided when appropriate at no charge. This method results in more long-term success because it helps to minimize nicotine cravings, lessening the urge to have "just one more."