Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation Trust offers free services to help Louisiana smokers quit for good!

SMH Smoking Cessation Clinic provides help, with resources from the Smoking Cessation Trust, to those smokers in our community who would like to quit.

In late 2011, the final judgment in a 14-year-old class action lawsuit (Scott v. American Tobacco Company) ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a 10-year, statewide smoking cessation program. The new program will benefit more than 200,000 Louisiana smokers - members of the plaintiff class referred to as the Scott Class, which is defined in the judgment as all Louisiana residents who developed a smoking habit before September 1, 1988.

In 2012, the court-established and court-supervised Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) began work to set up the cessation program as planned, using funds provided by those tobacco companies. Any current Louisiana resident who was a smoker prior to September 1, 1988, and wants to stop smoking cigarettes can apply for Scott Class membership today by completing a one-page application for benefits. For more information about the Smoking Cessation Trust, visit the Slidell Memorial Cancer Center smoking cessation section.

For more information or to find out if you qualify for free treatments, please call (985) 280-8513.

The application is available online at:

http://www.smokingcessationtrust.org/default.aspx?referrer=SMH


   

 

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