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Smoking Cessation

The Louisiana Tobacco Control Initiative (LA-TCI) provides free, evidence-based smoking cessation services at University Hospital & Clinics. Designated staff member Nakesha Latiker, NCTTP, offers several quit smoking options for patients and employees, including:

  • Individual face-to-face behavioral counseling; sessions upon request
  • Group behavioral counseling; classes held several times a month, call the number below to register
  • Referral to the state's Quit line for free telephone or web-based counseling
  • Referral to the Louisiana Smoking Cessation Trust program for free counseling and medication
  • Assistance with obtaining a prescription for cessation medication from a person's primary care doctor to help them quit

To qualify for the free Louisiana Smoking Cessation Trust program, a person must have started smoking before September 1, 1988 and be a Louisiana resident. Click here for more information about the LA-TCI, or you may contact your TCI Cessation Specialist directly using the information below.

naugus@lsuhsc.edu 
M-F - 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(337) 261-8541