Smoking cessation programs

We are here to support your quit journey

Stopping tobacco and nicotine products can be challenging. With support the chances of a successful quit go up and UCHealth is here to help.

What are the adverse effects of tobacco and nicotine use?

Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of preventable death in Colorado and in the country. Tobacco use increases your risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease and blood clots. Nicotine products like electronic devices (vaping) or oral nicotine pouches cause serious health risks as well. Quitting tobacco and nicotine products can save you money and improve your health.  

How can you kick the habit?

When it comes to support – you have options. UCHealth offers a number of resources including: individual counseling, support groups and nicotine cessation treatments—all aimed at helping you on your quit journey.

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Are there free quit smoking and nicotine use programs?

In metro Denver

  • Call 720.553.0311 or email [email protected] for information about UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital’s Tobacco and Nicotine Treatment Program serving metro's specialty clinics.
  • Call 303.724.8468 for more information or to schedule an appointment for the Ambulatory Nicotine Cessation Program (ANCP) in Metro Denver.
  • Call 720.848.8770 for information about UCHealth’s inpatient tobacco and nicotine cessation program at Anschutz Medical Campus.

In southern Colorado

  • Call 719.365.6845 for information about the Tobacco and Nicotine Treatment programs at both UCHealth Memorial Hospital North and UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central.

In northern Colorado

  • Call 970.495.8151 for information about Poudre Valley Hospital’s inpatient smoking cessation program.

Get information on respiratory and lung care.

What smoking and nicotine treatments are available?

There are a number of treatment options that can help you avoid having serious withdrawal symptoms while quitting tobacco and nicotine products. Many of these treatments are covered by insurance and UCHealth Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS) will help you decide if any are right for you.

  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT):
    • Nicotine-containing gum, lozenges, and patches replace the nicotine you get from tobacco products and help you wean off of nicotine over time.
  • Medicines:
    • Varenicline is a prescription medicine that works by reducing withdrawal symptoms and makes using tobacco products less enjoyable.
    • Bupropion is a prescription medicine that works by reducing your desire to use tobacco products and lessons symptoms of depression or sadness that can come with quitting.

Connect with a tobacco & nicotine treatment specialist at UCHealth for more information.

Additional local and nationwide resources

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Use Livi to get information or find nicotine cessation providers.


The American Heart Association has designed the Certified Professional by the American Heart Association - Tobacco Treatment certification for tobacco treatment efforts.