Tobacco Cessation Resource Guide

Tobacco Treatment Specialists

Tobacco Treatment Specialists support adults throughout their journey to quit tobacco, chew or vaping. They develop personalized treatment plans and work with health care providers to ensure you are get the medical support to help you quit.

Cost: free or there may be a small materials fee.

Munson Healthcare (Traverse City)
Debra Strand, LMSW, OSW-C TTS
231 392-8494

Munson Healthcare (Manistee Hospital)
Eve Skocelas
231 398-1824

Munson Healthcare (Traverse City)
Patti Moore, BSN, RN, TTS
231 392-8487

District #10 Health Department (Wexford County)
Angie Gullekson
231 876-3813

Quit Smoking Programs

American Lung Association - Freedom From Smoking Program

When offered: three times per year (winter, spring, fall)

How long: eight weeks

Where: online/virtual

Cost: $25.00 for printed materials (scholarships available) How to register: visit Smoking Cessation | Munson Healthcare | Northern Michigan , call 231 392-8487, or email

American Lung Association - Freedom From Smoking Plus Online Program

Includes: 12 months or unlimited access to the Freedom From Smoking online program, available 24/7 on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Live telephone and chat support from the quit smoking specialist at Lung Helpline. Nine highly interactive sessions to prepare you for your QUIT DAY and help you stay smoke free for good. Certificate of completion. Quitting may help lower your health insurance costs (ask your employer/insurance provider)

Cost: $99 How to register: visit Join Freedom From Smoking | American Lung Association

Michigan Tobacco Quitline 1.800.QUIT.NOW (784-8669)

Cost: free

Information, tobacco treatment referral, phone counseling, online program, text messaging 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 1-800-784-8669 (English) or 1 855-335-35-3569 (Spanish). Free nicotine replacement therapy (patch, gum or lozenges) available to select callers.

Smoking Cessation & Reduction in Pregnancy-SCRIPT Program

Cost: free if enrolled in the Health Department’s Maternal-Infant Health Program

How to register: contact Michelle Klein RN MA, PHC, Director of Personal Health/Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department at 231 256-0210 or email

Alternative Therapies

Imagine Health: Partners in Wellness

Sarah Ramussen, RAc, DipLAc, Mac, Doula CD (Acupuncturist)

231 392-6312 or 231 943-2328,

Grand Traverse Hypnotherapy & Counseling

Amelia Hasenohrl, MA, LPC CHt, (Certified Hypnotherapist)

231 590-7759,

Cost: $450 (4 -1 hour sessions, follow up, and downloads)

Other Local Resources

Teen Vaping

Adolescent Health Clinic - Grand Traverse County Health Department

Andrew Waite, LMSW/Program Supervisor Adolescent Health


Kalkaska - Freedom From Smoking Program

Kaley Tinkle, 231 258-7791,

Cowell Family Cancer Center

Offers the American Lung Association "Freedom From Smoking" program. The cost of the program is $25 for materials. Some scholarships are available; please call 231-392-8487 for information on scholarships. 

Websites & Mobile Apps

American Cancer Society Stay away from Tobacco program, 1-800-227-2345

American Lung Association  Freedom From Smoking programs, helpline, smoking cessation tools and tips Learn more about tobacco use, e-cigarettes, and how to quit

Clickotine Mobile App - Free

DipQuit Mobile App - Free

Livestrong MyQuit Coach Mobile App - Free Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

QuitNow! Mobile App - Free

Quit Right Mobile App - Free Mobile App - Free 

Tips4Health Free text messaging program to help you quit smoking, 734 641-5643

Truth Initiative Program to help young people quit vaping

Other Resources

State Quitline: 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) 
Free confidential phone counseling service for up to seven sessions, more services if pregnant. You might be eligible for free nicotine patches or gum. 

American Lung Association, Lung HelpLine: 800-548-8252
Free confidential phone counseling service by training professionals. Open daily 8 am - Noon (EST).