loves a quitter.

Stop smoking with Start to Stop™, our smoking cessation Program.1

Studies show that smokers assisted by a health care provider have a greater chance of quitting smoking. We created this program to help those over
18 kick the habit.

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Come in for personal counseling with a nurse practitioner to help you quit smoking. Our program includes:*

  • One-on-one consultation with a practitioner, including a nicotine-dependence assessment.
  • Individualized smoking cessation plan and education based on your needs and goals.
  • Ongoing coaching and support in your efforts to quit smoking.
  • Nicotine-replacement recommendations or prescriptions written when clinically appropriate.
  • A visit summary sent to your primary care provider, with your permission.

Facts about quitting:

  • Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and death worldwide.**
  • Smokers who try to quit can double or triple their chances by getting counseling, medicine or both.
  • Smoking causes about one of every five deaths in the United States each year.††
  • On average, adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.§
  • After 24 hours, your risk of heart attack begins to decrease.§§
  • After one year, your risk of heart disease decreases to half that of a current smoker.§§
  • After 5 to 15 years, your risk of stroke is the same as a person who never smoked.§§

Tools to help you quit!

Here are some tools, from smokefree.gov, to help you quit smoking.

  • QuitPal is an interactive app that uses proven quit strategies to assist you with giving up smoking. Set goals, track daily habits, view progress, connect with social networks, and receive motivational reminders. To learn more click here
  • SmokefreeTXT is a mobile service that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good. For more information, click here

These tools are also available in Spanish. Click here to visit Smokefree Espanol.

Why wait? We're...

  • Conveniently located inside CVS/pharmacy.
  • Open 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends.
  • No appointment necessary.
  • Most insurance plans accepted.

1 Patients must be 18 years of age or older. Restrictions apply. Additional labs and test may be required. Additional charges may apply.

*Follow-up visits may be recommended at an additional fee. Services and age restrictions vary by state.

**Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2009. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_249.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

††Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Productivity Losses—United States, 2000–2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2008;57(45):1226–8. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5745a3.htm accessed Mar. 11, 2011.

§Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Annual Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Economic Costs—United States, 1995–1999. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2002;51(14):300–3. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5114a2.htm accessed Mar. 11, 2011.

§§Office of the Surgeon General. Tobacco Cessation — You Can Quit Smoking Now! http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco