The Rush Approach to Smoking Cessation
Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. Most people who smoke, vape or use smokeless tobacco need to try a few different approaches to quitting before they find the one that works. Rush offers you several options — and we'll stick with you until you quit.
Rush’s certified tobacco treatment specialist can provide you with a personalized quit plan and support for coping with challenges like cravings, stress, and negative mood. We can work with your primary care doctor to recommend nicotine replacement products or prescription medications to manage nicotine withdrawal symptoms, and can also refer you to free, evidence-based programs that are convenient no matter what your schedule.
Rush Excellence in Smoking Cessation Services
- Courage to Quit: Whether you’re thinking of quitting smoking or you’ve already started, Rush is here to help. Courage to Quit is an evidence-based, behavioral health program that helps smokers at all levels quit. You can join our virtual, group-based sessions by calling (312) 942-3133 today.
- Certified tobacco treatment specialist: Our specially trained counselor offers personalized coaching and help with understanding medication options, including Chantix, and nicotine replacement products such as patches, inhalers, gum and lozenges. Research shows that this combination is the most effective way to quit.
- Evidence-based coaching: No matter where you live or what your schedule looks like, there's an option that can help you quit smoking, vaping or using smokeless tobacco. Access a free digital coaching program available in English and Spanish, proven to help people quit. And the Illinois Tobacco QuitLine (1-866-QUIT-YES) offers free phone counseling and may provide free nicotine replacement products.