Smoking Cessation

The University of Chicago Medicine offers an individualized, comprehensive approach to help you overcome nicotine addiction. Our Tobacco Cessation Program is designed to help you quit smoking within two to three sessions.

Using an effective combination of FDA-approved medications and behavioral counseling, our skilled specialists offer:

  • Nicotine addiction assessment, using the Fagerstrom Tolerance Questionnaire--a highly reliable assessment tool
  • Carbon monoxide monitoring at every visit, to record differences in your carbon monoxide levels before and after you quit smoking
  • Counseling, provided by a trained tobacco treatment specialist, which includes stress management, problem solving and other strategies to help prevent relapse

Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of physicians, nurses and a tobacco treatment specialist. Social workers are also available to help patients access helpful resources as needed.

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment for yourself or to refer a patient, please complete the Tobacco Cessation Program referral form and fax it to (773) 834-0242.

Download the Tobacco Cessation Program Fax Referral Form (PDF)

To request an appointment by phone, please call the Asthma and COPD Center at (773) 702-0880.


Appointments

Or call 1-888-824-0200

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Tobacco Cessation Program, please contact:

Ethan Israelsohn, LCSW, AE-C
(773) 702-9952
ethanis@uchicago.edu

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.