Smoking Cessation Programs & Information


Programs and Information

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center QuitSmart™ Smoking Cessation Program

Smoking cessation can be difficult because you must overcome an addiction to nicotine, the psychological need to smoke, and the habit of doing something without thinking. The QuitSmart™ Smoking Cessation Program helps with all three.

By working with people one-on-one and in small groups to deal with withdrawal symptoms and behavior triggers, participants learn how to stay off cigarettes, deal with stress, and prevent weight gain.

Call Ken Capek, Director of Respiratory Care at 201-894-3157 for more information.


Breath & Lung Institute of Hackensack University Medical Center’s Smoking Cessation Program
The four week program involves a comprehensive treatment service including assessment of an individual’s addiction and readiness to quit.  The program utilizes behavioral modification techniques and pharmacotherapy for cessation.  Offers support groups for personal rehabilitation.
For program information or information on support groups, call 201-996-2211 or visit

Healthy Lungs Program

Utilizing institute research equipment, lung abnormalities resulting from smoking and secondhand smoke can be found and treated.  The Institute specializes in the early detection of cancerous growths using non-invasive techniques.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 201-996-2211.


Holy Name Medical Center’s Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

Experience a relaxing, stress-free approach to quitting smoking that reduces withdrawal symptoms and helps you make lifestyle changes by focusing on increased self-esteem. The program uses behavior modification techniques and effective hypnotic suggestions to help you become a NON-SMOKER! The first hour of the two-hour session is dedicated to understanding the obstacles to change. The second hour is devoted to helping you to overcome these obstacles using self-hypnosis. A 30-day reinforcement CD is included. Use of personal recording equipment is not permitted. Class size is limited. You must call HNMC’s Ask-a-Nurse at 1-877-HOLY-NAME (1-877-465-9626​) to register.


The Valley Hospital’s Tobacco Education and Treatment Program

The program offers face-to-face counseling with a customized approach to quitting.  Individuals are afforded the opportunity to work with a Tobacco Dependence Treatment Specialist.  Individuals are provided up-to-date consultation on the use of medications known to increase the chance of success.

The program is an important component of the hospital’s Lung Cancer Center, which offers state-of-the-art services for screening and diagnosis of lung cancer, as well as the latest surgical and medical treatment options.

For more information or to enroll in The Valley Hospital’s Tobacco Education and Treatment Program, call 201-447-8612 or email
Here are resources to help you quit tobacco. Two are state-funded and are at no or low cost. Privately-funded cessation centers are also listed, at no, low and/or regular cost.


Chilton Hospital’s CRUSH!  It is time…to CRUSH that habit!

A six week program held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Program itinerary is as follows:  Week 1-Planning to Quit; Week 2-Quit Day; Week 3-5 Counseling, group support on the dangers of smoking, secondhand smoke, the benefits of quitting and helpful tips for staying smoke-free; Week 6-Staying smoke-free and keeping a smoke-free household and Celebration!

For questions and to register call 973-831-5475.
Chilton Health Network, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains
2nd Floor, Community Outreach Conference Room


Mountainside Hospital’s The Power to Quit: Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

Overcome the desire to smoke and psychological cravings using group hypnosis and behavior modification techniques.
For more information or to register call (888)973-4MSH, (888) 973-4674 or visit

Mountainside Hospital, 1 Bay Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042


New Jersey State Funded Cessation Services:
NJ Quitline/(800) QUIT-NOW
A free service with educational materials and coaches who can help you quit smoking or chewing tobacco. You can call the phone numbers (866) 657-8677 or (800) 784-8669 for more information.
Mom's Quit Connection
Mom’s Quit Connection (MCQ) is a free smoking cessation support program for pregnant women, and mothers, families and caregivers of young children who need help trying to quit.
For information call 856-675-5289 or visit


Privately Funded Cessation Services:
American Lung Association

Quit services offered by the American Lung Assocation can be found by clicking on the above link or by calling 800-586-4872.
UMDNJ Tobacco Dependence Program, School Of Public Health,
Dr. Michael Steinberg, 732-235-8222
NOTE: This program services the community now as well as UMDNJ oncology patients.
Adult Community Schools Offering One Session Stop Smoking Programs Utilizing Hypnosis (subject to change)
Fair Lawn Adult School
c/o Fair Lawn High School
14-00 Berdan Avenue
Fair Lawn, N.J. 07410
For information call 201-794-5450, x2369 or visit

Ridgewood Community School
49 Cottage Place, Second Floor
Ridgewood, N.J. 07450
For information call 201-670-2777 or visit

Rutherford Adult School
56 Elliott Place
Rutherford, N.J. 07070
For information call 201-933-2233 or visit

Support Groups
Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine. 


Meeting Location Day/Time:
Paramus—Wednesday—7:00 p.m. Valley Health System, First Floor, Room 2, 15 Essex Road.

Teaneck—Saturday—7:00 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Chadwick & Grange Roads.
For more information, visit


Federal Smoking Cessation Websites has the latest information on how to quit from the Surgeon General's website which includes new, effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence and the latest information to help people quit smoking.

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