Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of preventable death in Colorado and in the country. Among the many health risks of any tobacco use are cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, and blood clots.

UCHealth providers know well that stopping smoking can be a very tough challenge. Only about four percent of smokers are able to quit smoking without assistance.

Helping smokers kick the habit

UCHealth offers a number of smoking cessation resources to the communities we serve, including smoking cessation classes, support groups, and nicotine treatments—all aimed at helping interested individuals stop using tobacco and start a living a healthier life.

Quit smoking programs

The DIMENSIONS at University of Colorado Hospital
Kick the Habit at Memorial Hospital

In northern Colorado:

Call 970-495-8151 for smoking cessation information.

Smoking cessation treatments

We offer several treatments that can help you stop smoking, including:

  • Nicorette® – a nicotine gum that helps reduce the symptoms of withdrawal from quitting smoking
  • Zyban® – a non-nicotine tablet that reduces the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal
  • Nicotine skin patches – patches that help wean smokers off of nicotine

Learn more about smoking and find resources for quitting at our online Health Library.

Get information on respiratory and lung care services at UCHealth.