Tobacco Cessation Resources

Local Resources

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. View the 2018 schedule. 

Lisa Anne Danto, RN, Tobacco Addiction Specialist

Teaches the American Lung Association community course "Freedom From Smoking" supplemented with Nationally Certified Tobacco Addiction Specialist training. Classes are offered 2 - 3 times per year and are held mostly in Traverse City. Payment plans and scholarships are an option. 

Classes can be taught on-site for worksite group programs. Individual sessions can be arranged by appointment.

Contact Lisa directly for more information and to register: 231-271-3684 or ldanto@mac.com

Amelia Hasenohrl, Certified Hypnotherapist, Grand Traverse Hypnotherapy & Counseling 

Individual sessions of hypnosis therapy for smoking cessation can be arranged by appointment.

Contact Amelia at 231-590-7759 or aradia9@yahoo.com.

Dr. Gary Vann, Ph.D. (private practice)

Offers the Quit Smart Program group classes and individual sessions. 

Provides private counseling that might be covered by health insurance. 

Will do company group programs.

Visit his website or call 231-947-2990.

Carolyn Pifer, MI Certified Peer Support Specialist & ALA FFS Facilitator

231-742-2445              CPifer@CentraWellness.org               Centra Wellness Network

  • Teaches the American Lung Association course "Freedom From Smoking."
  • Classes offered 2 - 4 times per year at $60 per person (including materials) for eight 120-minute classes, held in Benzie or Manistee counties. Payment plans and scholarships are an option. Contact Carolyn directly for more information and to register.
  • Classes can be taught on-site for worksite group programs.
  • Individual sessions can be arranged by appointment.

Internet Resources 

Center for Disease Control 

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services 
Comprehensive website includes free information to help tobacco users quit, and has social media options. 

American Lung Association 

SmokeFree.gov 
Provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking. 

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services 
Provides resources to download.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America

Provides free quit smoking plan to relearn life without cigarettes. 

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).