Help yourself quit and stay smoke-free with the Washington University smoking cessation program.
For more information or appointments, call 314-747-QUIT (7848)
In the program you’ll receive:
- One-on-one help: In-person, one-on-one smoking or tobacco cessation coaching sessions.
- Smoking cessation aids: Information about nicotine replacement products and medications, if physician-approved for your use.
- Continued support: Support and counseling to help you quit and stay smoke free.
Smoking cessation patients are seen at:
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite 8B
St. Louis, MO 63110
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Office Building 2
10 Barnes West Drive, Suite 200
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
A referral from a Washington University physician is required. Call or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) today and learn how the program can work for you.
Benefits of Quitting Smoking (source: American Lung Association)
20 minutes after quitting:
Your heart rate returns to a normal level.
12 hours after quitting:
The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
2 weeks to 3 months after quitting:
Your risk of having a heart attack begins to decrease and your lung function begins to improve.
1 to 9 months after quitting:
Your coughing and shortness of breath decreases.
1 year after quitting:
Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
5 to 15 years after quitting:
Your risk of having a stroke is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s. Your risk of getting cancer of the mouth, throat, or esophagus is half that of a smoker’s.
10 years after quitting:
Your risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a smoker’s. Your risk of getting bladder cancer is half that of a smoker’s. Your risk of getting cervical cancer or cancer of the larynx, kidney or pancreas decreases.
15 years after quitting:
Your risk of coronary heart disease is the same as that of a nonsmoker.