Penn’s Smoking Treatment Program has worked to shift the prevailing philosophy of cessation away from guilt, shame and fear and towards advocacy on behalf of the smoker.
Our “pro-smoker” philosophy is not an expression of the right to smoke, but an expression of our commitment to serve by relieving the burden of nicotine addiction.
Our staff members integrate this philosophy into all of our pursuits, from individualized patient care to public health.
Penn’s Smoking Treatment Program is committed to a personalized approach to tobacco use treatment, working to find creative solutions to difficult obstacles facing smokers.
The Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program is dedicated to changing the approach to tobacco use treatment in health care.
Our goals include:
- Promotion of evidence-based practice in a supportive and empathetic environment.
- Dissemination of current scientific knowledge about nicotine dependence and smoking cessation to patients and providers.
- Participation in tobacco-related research activities.
- Improvement in public health by working with policy makers, providers, payers, and health systems on tobacco related issues.