Hospital partaking in national smokeoutPublished 5:27am Thursday, November 8, 2012
For thousands of Americans trying to quit smoking or chewing tobacco, the annual Great American Smokeout can be the one day they do it for good. To recognize the Nov. 15 Smokeout this year, the Tobacco Cessation Program at the Patient Education and Resource Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin will hold an open house from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The open house welcomes the public for free carbon monoxide screening and information about how to quit. Physicians, tobacco treatment specialists and pharmacists experienced in treating tobacco addiction staff the clinic. Patients can be referred to the program by a physician who provides their health care or can be self-referred. Treatment is tailored to each patient’s needs and always includes individual counseling, medication therapy and follow-up care.
For information about quitting tobacco use or to schedule an appointment with the Tobacco Cessation Program, call 507-434-1429 or toll-free at 888-609-4065.