Our free program provides proven counseling and medications to eligible patients to help you quit smoking successfully. It includes an individualized intake session on each person who enrolls in our counseling program. Classes meet for nine visits, once weekly, with sessions available in the morning and the evening for your convenience. Medications or Nicotine Replacement Therapy typically starts during the second session. Follow ups and ongoing support is available once the initial nine week period is over at various intervals to ensure a smoke-free future.
The free program is available to any Louisiana resident who started smoking prior to September 1, 1988, however a cash discount is available to anyone who wishes to quit.
All classes are taught by EJGH Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists, meaning the treatments are of the highest and most-effective quality available. If you have not had lasting success in your previous smoke-free attempts, now is your chance to quit for good, call 504-503-6322.
Most of the nicotine has left your brain. Your blood pressure and pulse rate goes back to normal.
The level of carbon monoxide in your blood has has decreased to normal.
Your risk of having a heart attack begins to go down.
You can taste and smell things better.
Your lungs are working better and your blood circulation has improved.
Your risk of heart disease has been cut in half.
Your risk of dying of lung cancer has been cut in half.
Your risk of stroke is about the same as someone who has never smoked.
Your risk of heart disease is as low as if you never smoked.