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Our program helps patients quit smoking by designing plans to meet an individual's specific needs. The care team collaborates with patients to find the right combination of treatments to help them safely and successfully quit.
One of the most unique aspects of the Penn Lung Center is the leadership role we have taken in elevating the sophistication of smoking cessation in health care. We acknowledge the complex nature of nicotine addiction and approach tobacco use as a disorder that crosses many disciplines of science.
Caring for smokers requires a basic understanding of relevant principles of neuroscience, psychology, social science and medicine. The staff at the Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program consists of health care professionals from several areas of medicine, including pulmonary medicine, public health, and social work—all of whom are highly experienced leaders in the field of smoking cessation.
Along with our expertise in the treatment of tobacco dependence, we share a common philosophy: