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Smoking Cessation Treatment

Smoking Cessation Treatment Programs for UCLA Faculty, Staff and Patients

The following treatment programs and providers have expertise in assisting patients to stop smoking.  If interested, please contact them directly to schedule an initial appointment.  

Smoking Cessation Programs

1. UCLA Freedom From Smoking Program

UCLA Health is now offering an 8-session smoking cessation program to help its employees, family members, and people in the community to finally kick the habit!  The "Freedom From Smoking®" program is a well-proven program designed by the American Lung Association®.

The sessions will be held in the 200 UCLA Medical Plaza Building, Suite 204 and runs 90 minutes to 2 hours on Tuesday evenings, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As part of UCLA Wellness Initiative, the discounted cost for UCLA employees is $100  (for non-UCLA employees, the cost is $150).

Please contact (310) 825-0014 for more information and to sign up today!

200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste. 206C
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7038

2. UCLA Psychology Clinic: Quit Smoking Group

The Psychology Clinic at UCLA is offering 7-week group program designed to help you quit smoking. This is an intensive behavioral treatment program for smoking cessation. This program will assist you in every step of the process of quitting smoking, including preparation to quit, quitting, and maintenance. You must sign up for all eight treatment sessions. Read more » 

The group meets on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
The total cost for all 8 sessions is $100 for UCLA employees and $150 for non-UCLA employees
Call the UCLA Psychology Clinic at (310) 825-2305

3. Los Angeles County Tobacco Cessation and Education Resources

Local Listing for Tobacco Cessation and Education Resources Read more » 

UCLA Quit Smoking Research Study 

1. Volunteers Needed for a Weight Training & Smoking Cessation Study. 

The purpose of this project is to determine the effects of a 12-week resistance training and Nicotine-Replacement Therapy program on cardiovascular function among regular smokers.  FREE personal training & strength testing from a certified fitness trainer. FREE Counseling services for smoking cessation. Receive up to $225 in compensation, and more. 
Contact Sharon Lee at (310) 825-6611 or download our flyer for complete details ».  

Physicians with Expertise in Smoking Cessation

1. UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic

This specialty clinic located in 300 Medical Plaza is staffed by UCLA Addiction psychiatrists and the UCLA psychiatry residents.  All FDA-approved medications for smoking cessation are prescribed for patients.  Most insurances are accepted and appointments can be made by calling (310) 825-9989.

For more information please contact:
Timothy Fong, MD
Phone:  (310) 825-1479

2. UCLA Family Health Center:  Smoking Cessation

Dr. Keith Heinzerling directs an addiction medicine clinic within the department of Family Medicine and can prescribe all of the FDA-approved medications for smoking cessation.

Family Health Center
1920 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 319-4700

Ask for Yvonne (Clinic Manager) to schedule an appointment

3. UCLA Internal Medicine Group

200 Peter Morton Medical Building, Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1685
(310) 206-6232

Michael Ong, MD
Alison Moore, MD
Arthur Gomez, MD

4. UCLA-Affiliated Private Practice Psychiatrists

Jeremy Martinez
10921 Wilshire Boulevard #610
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 737-8499

Reef Karim
9777 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 704
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 271 8700

Mark Hrymoc
Addiction Medicine Group
Cedars-Sinai Medical Office Towers
8631 W. 3rd St., Suite 920E
Los Angeles, California 90048
Tel 310-601-9999
Fax 310-601-9998 

5. Addiction Medicine Specialists

Thomas K. Ciesla, MD, PhD
Thomas K. Ciesla, MD, Inc.
1301 20th Street, Suite 212
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 315-0300
Fax: (310) 315-0302

Itai Danovitch, MD
Cedar Sinai Medical Center
8730 Alden Drive, Suite W-101
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Phone: (310) 423-8198
Fax: (310) 423-0114

Timothy J. Hayes, MD, MPH
1301 20th St, Suite 210
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 315-0303
Fax: (310) 315-0302

Robert S. Martin, MD
2811 Wilshire Blvd #620
Santa Monica, CA 90403-4806
Phone: (310) 828-4944
Fax: (310) 828-0125

Romana Zvereva, MD
10921 Wilshire Blvd, #412
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 821-2151
Fax: (310) 821-0060

Monisha R. Vasa, MD
180 Newport Center Drive, Suite 270
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 612-3955

Support Groups

1. Nicotine Anonymous
Toll-free number: 1-877-879-6422

Help Lines

1. California Smokers' Helpline
1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)

2. American Lung Association

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office on Smoking and Health
Free quit support line: 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW)

4. National Cancer Institute
Toll-free hotline: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)

Internet-based Support and Information

1. Freedom from Smoking Online
2. American Cancer Society
wwwAmerican Cancer Society

3. American Heart Association

4. American Legacy Foundation

5. Second Hand Smoke

6. Society for Nicotine and Tobacco Research
http://www.srnt.org /

7. California Smokers Quitline

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