Fred Hutch Living Tobacco-Free Services
We can meet with you in person or remotely, whichever you prefer. This service is provided to all current Fred Hutch patients, caregivers and family member
Deciding to quit tobacco is an important first step towards better health. But quitting for good can be hard without support.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center's Living Tobacco-Free Services, our experienced tobacco cessation (quitting) specialists first listen to understand the unique challenges you face when it comes to quitting. Then, we work with you to find the right combination of support and resources you need to achieve your goal.
We offer a variety of medications proven to help manage nicotine-withdrawal symptoms, as well as tools to manage stress, strategies to break the tobacco habit and information that can help you quit.
— Matthew A. Triplette, MD, MPH, Pulmonary Specialist
At your appointment, you will meet with a tobacco cessation specialist. You will discuss your unique challenges to quitting tobacco, and your counselor will talk to you about resources available through Living Tobacco-Free Services, such as:
After your initial appointment, you are welcome to contact us as often as you like to receive support for becoming tobacco-free. Our goal is to help you become a comfortable, confident nonsmoker in a time frame that works for you.
“It’s never too late to stop tobacco use. Our program is here for you along every step to becoming tobacco free. We have the tools and resources to help you get to where you would like to be with your tobacco use in a kind, supportive and non-judgmental environment.”
— Brandon Omernik, MS, Certified Tobacco-Treatment Specialist
If you want to quit smoking, but don’t want to meet with a Fred Hutch tobacco cessation specialist, you may be interested in Quit2Heal. Quit2Heal is a smoking cessation smartphone app that we have developed. Currently, we are recruiting study participants. The study is online and the app is free. If you join, you will receive:
Learn more about Quit2Heal
Smoking is the cause of more than 80 percent of lung cancers, and it increases the risk of more than a dozen other cancers, including cancers of the mouth, larynx (voice box), pharynx (upper throat), nose and sinuses, esophagus (food pipe), liver, pancreas, stomach, kidney, bladder, cervix and bowel, as well as one type of ovarian cancer and some types of leukemia. There is also some evidence that smoking could increase the risk of breast cancer. Smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer, esophageal cancer and pancreatic cancer.
Meet the caring, dedicated people who take care of you and your family at Fred Hutch.
The Living Tobacco-Free Services team is made up of experts from a variety of specialties within Fred Hutch.
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in preventing and treating lung cancer and other respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Tobacco cessation specialists are professionals with the skills, knowledge and training to provide effective, evidence-based support for tobacco dependence. They are experts at helping patients, caregivers and family members develop personalized quit plans to reach their tobacco-free goals.