Under the direction of Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Lisa Fucito, the Tobacco Treatment Service at Smilow Cancer Hospital aims to help patients stop the cycle of tobacco use.
Treatment includes includes safe, effective FDA-approved medications such as nicotine replacement therapies (including the patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler, and nasal spray), bupropion SR (Zyban), and varenicline (Chantix) in combination with practical counseling.
Treatment is tailored to fit each patient’s individual situation and tobacco use history.
The Service is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of advanced nurse practitioners, psychologists, physicians, and research staff. Dr. Steven Bernstein, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health, provides expert advice regarding the clinical care of all patients. The patient coordinator schedules all treatment appointments and makes every effort to schedule counseling sessions that coincide with other medical appointments.