Tobacco use is a major cause of heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, cancer and chronic lung disease. Secondhand smoke exposes others to the same tar, nicotine and cancer-causing chemicals as the smoker.
Here are some resources offered at CHI Health to help you quit.
CHI Health Good Samaritan - Kearney
The Good Samaritan Cancer Center offers tobacco cessation programming at no charge. It is designed to assist cancer survivors and families develop the tools to succeed in becoming tobacco-free.
Conact Kim Burr MS, LPC, LIMHP, Patient & Family Counselor, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, at (308) 865-7291. Learn more about the tobacco cessation program at CHI Health Good Samaritan.
CHI Health Lakeside - Omaha
16901 Lakeside Hills Court, Omaha, NE 68130
"I Can" Tobacco Cessation Group Classes consist of a month-long series of classes, one time per week.
Cost: $75 for month-long series of 4 sessions. Pre-registration and payment is required for each series. Class schedule and registration
One-on-one counseling sessions are also available and covered by most insurance plans. Ask the CHI Health operator for more information.
Contact Teri Erickson at (402) 398-6778
CHI Health St. Elizabeth - Lincoln
One-on-one counseling sessions are conducted by our Tobacco Treatment Specialist dedicated to help you succeed. Cost is $15 per session.
Contact Tiffany Quicke at (402) 219-8093.
CHI Health St. Francis - Grand Island
The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® classes are available to anyone in the community interested in quitting tobacco products. Meeting with a small group ensures personal attention from the facilitator and provides support from others who are in the same situation.
To sign up or learn more, call the Cancer Treatment Center at (308) 398-5450.