Overview

Quitting tobacco use

UW Health Smoking Cessation staff are trained experts in the field of smoking cessation and have led the development of the United States public health service clinical practice guideline for quitting smoking.

Working together, program staff helps individuals understand the effects of tobacco use and explains the most effective physical and psychological aspects of quitting tobacco use. These include integrated individual and group counseling and all FDA-approved medications for treating tobacco dependence, including combination therapies. Patients may be referred to the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), the lead center on the University of Wisconsin campus for treatment of tobacco addiction.

Our services

Smoking cessation services

UW Health Smoking Cessation staff in Madison, Wisconsin, includes physicians, clinical psychologists and registered nurses trained in the best ways to help you quit smoking.

Working together, program staff helps individuals understand the effects of tobacco use and explains the most effective physical and psychological aspects of quitting tobacco use. These include integrated individual and group counseling and all FDA-approved medications for treating tobacco dependence, including combination therapies.

Services

  • Comprehensive, state-of-the-art tobacco dependence treatment

  • Individualized treatment plans, including counseling and medications

  • Specialized assessment involving carbon monoxide and pulmonary function testing

  • Open-ended group support for relapse prevention

UW Health Smoking Cessation Clinic staff - physicians, clinical psychologists and others - are trained experts in the field of smoking cessation. We have led the development of the United States public health service clinical practice guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.

Working together, program staff helps individuals understand the effects of tobacco use and explains the most effective physical and psychological aspects of quitting tobacco use. These include integrated individual and group counseling and all FDA-approved medications for treating tobacco dependence, including combination therapies.

Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line

Smokers calling the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line (1-800-QUIT-NOW) are four times more likely to quit smoking successfully than those who try on their own, according to an independent survey evaluating the Quit Line's second year of operation.

Resources

Smoking cessation resources

UW Health Smoking Cessation staff in Madison, Wisconsin, includes physicians, clinical psychologists and registered nurses trained in the best ways to help you quit smoking.

The resources listed below include an array of competent advice on how to quit smoking. You can use these resources as a complement to UW Health's smoking cessation services in your effort to quit smoking.

Health Information

Internet Resources

Locations

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  • East Clinic
    • 5249 E. Terrace Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-1295
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    • Home to several adult and pediatric specialty clinics, UW Health East Clinic is a convenient location for patients and families from eastern Dane County and surrounding communities north and east of Madison.

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  • Smoking Cessation & Prevention Clinic - Smoking Cessation & Prevention Clinic
    • 1930 Monroe St., Ste. 200 / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-0573
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  • Smoking Cessation & Prevention Clinic
    • 1930 Monroe St., Ste. 200 / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-0573
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    • UW Health Smoking Cessation experts are among the nation's leaders in helping people quit smoking.

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  • UW Health West Clinic Facility
    UW Health West Clinic Facility
    West Clinic
    • 451 Junction Rd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-7700
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    • From allergy to internal medicine to pediatrics, UW Health West Clinic is home to a broad array of doctors, nurses and other providers who offer you expert specialty care in a convenient location.

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