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Smoking Cessation

Choose to say no to tobacco

Using tobacco increases the risk of death from all causes in men and women. Prisma Health offers a plan to help you quit. We offer a tobacco education and lung cancer prevention program, as well as smoking cessation classes for those who want to quit today.

Tobacco education and prevention referral program

This program is for anyone in the Midlands who is considering quitting. The program is designed to teach smokers about the health effects of tobacco use and the cost associated with using tobacco products.

To register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Smoking cessation programs

In the Midlands

Taught in conjunction with Philip Michels, PhD, and Gary Ewing, MD, our adult smoking cessation program is available to residents of Richland, Lexington, Fairfield and Sumter counties.

Recent results indicate 74 percent of smokers quit smoking by the end of the three-week program, and those who continued to smoke significantly reduced the number of cigarettes consumed each day.

The program includes:

  • Free counseling and consultation
  • Free one-month supply of medication to those who qualify
  • Six sessions within three weeks

Advance registration is required. To register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

In the Upstate


QuitWell is a program based on the American Cancer Society’s Freshstart program. It consists of one small group class each week for five weeks. Topics covered include nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), planning a quit date, finding support, uncovering triggers, planning ahead for future stressors and more. The combination of education, discussions and learning about NRT is scientifically proven to generate positive smoking cessation results.

This tobacco cessation program includes a workbook, handouts, an on-site facilitator and “Quit Kits” for participants. The class will meet for five consecutive weeks for one-hour each class.

To enroll, call 864-455-WELL (9355).


For our cancer patient population, the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship at Prisma Health Cancer Institute offers the QuitSmart® Smoking Cessation Program. Along with a QuitSmart® certified nurse practitioner and nurse navigator, you'll get the tools you need to achieve your goal. Together, we'll assess your readiness to change and customize a plan to meet your needs at your pace.

Learn About QuitSmart®