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Smoking Cessation

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 (quitsmoking@wustl.edu) 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.