DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CN 360
TRENTON, N.J. 08602

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CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN
GOVERNOR

LEN FISHMAN
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


March, 1996

Dear Colleague:

The New Jersey Department of Health's goal is to provide a healthier, safer environment for all citizens. Reducing smoking and tobacco use, especially by our youth, will help us achieve this goal. Smoking and smoking-related diseases are a major cause of death among New Jersey adults. Among our youth, many factors interact to encourage smoking and tobacco use including smoking by adult role models, family members, and peers. Most young people who smoke regularly continue to smoke throughout their adult life, which attributes to smoking-related diseases.

This 1996 Resource Directory has been compiled in an effort to reduce the prevalence of smoking among adults and youth in New Jersey, and to address the concerns about smoking and tobacco use. Funded by the New Jersey ASSIST project, resources for smoking cessation courses in the State are listed by county. This Directory has been developed to help both individuals and agencies locate cessation programs in New Jersey.

This Directory lists the majority of smoking cessation programs. Information on private or proprietary treatment programs may be obtained from other sources such as telephone directories, newspapers and other mass media advertising. The Department of Health plans to update this Directory annually. It should be noted that this Directory is provided for its educational and informational value. The New Jersey Department of Health does not endorse any resource listed, illustrated or in any manner advertised in this publication.

March, 1996


Dear Health Care Professional:

This 1996 Resource Directory is funded by the New Jersey ASSIST project, a partnership of the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the Department of Health.

The directory is designed to help you in identifying smoke cessation programs available to you by county.

Private or proprietary programs are not identified in this directory. However, you may locate those programs through telephone directories or advertising media.

If you have any suggestions on how next year's update of this directory can be improved, please write the New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association at the above address.


ATLANTIC COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Atlantic County

ADDRESS: 101 S. Shore Road Northfield, NJ 08225

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Marian Morrison Executive Director

(609) 645-7272

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one and a half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $25


NAME: Atlantic Coast Living Fit Center

ADDRESS: Linwood Commons Suite E-3

2106 New Road

Linwood, NJ 08221

PROGRAM TITLE: Preventive Health Services

CONTACT PERSON: Debbe Bourgoin

(609) 926-3233

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Educational behavioral program with the use of nicotine gum or nicotine patch. Five week quit phase. Skills learned for how to make lifestyle changes necessary to become a non-smoker. 12 month maintenance skills learned in 1st phase are practiced.

Fee: $400


NAME: Chest & Health Association of Southern New Jersey

ADDRESS: Wellness Program

600 White Horse Pike

Hammonton, NJ 08037

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoking Cessation

CONTACT PERSON: Bebe Liberto

Marketing Specialist

(609) 561-8700 ext. 5394

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Our program, conducted by a trained consultant, contains 5 sessions approximately 1-1/2 hours in length. Topics include health and physiology, smoking facts, self and group motivation and behavior modification. Hypnotherapy at the third session is taught by a certified hypnotist.

Fee: $40


NAME: Shore Memorial Hospital Wellness Program

ADDRESS: 1 East New York Avenue

Somers Point, NJ 08244

PROGRAM TITLE: Smokeless

CONTACT PERSON: Wellness Department

(609) 653-4500

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Smokeless is a positive approach to breaking the smoking habit. The system uses patented smoking techniques in an intensive program that is guaranteed to work.

Fee: $120


BERGEN COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Bergen County

ADDRESS: 20 Mercer Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Miriam Confer

Program Director

(201) 343-2222

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four group sessions of one and half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator. The program emphasizes that stopping smoking is a two-part process: (1) Stopping and (2) Staying Stopped with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $35


NAME: American Lung Association of New Jersey

ADDRESS: 333B Route 46 West, Suite B-205

Fairfield, NJ 07004

PROGRAM TITLE: Freedom From Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Mellissia Zanjani

Program Director

201-227-7720

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An eight session group program led by experts who understand motivations and rationalizations about continuing to smoke. The program uses a positive behavior change approach that teaches how to become a non-smoker. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, dealing with recovery symptoms, controlling weight, managing stress through relaxation, to assertiveness techniques, and to staying off cigarettes. For many smokers - especially those who have tried to quit before, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free.

Fee: Business Packet 10 or more interested employees $100 each participant


NAME: Bergen County Department of Health Services

ADDRESS: 327 Ridgewood Avenue

Paramus, NJ 07652-4895

PROGRAM TITLE: Quit Smoking Program

CONTACT PERSON: Mary-Frances Dougherty

(201) 599-6110

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The program is based on behavior modification and offers each participant individualized attention combined with the structure and support of a group experience. Groups meet twice weekly for eight sessions. Aided by the moderator, participants focus upon why they smoke, explore healthier alternatives to their smoking dependence, and learn how to cope with the urge to return to smoking. Stress reduction and weight control while quitting smoking will be discussed.

Fee: $45


NAME: Fair Lawn Health Department

ADDRESS: 801 Fair Lawn Avenue

Fair Lawn, NJ 0741 0

PROGRAM TITLE: Stop Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Denise DePalma

Health Officer

(201) 794-5327

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: One evening introductory smoking cessation class offered throughout the year. Also coordinate 4 week classes in conjunction with the American Cancer Society.

Fee: N/A


NAME: Hackensack Health Department

ADDRESS: Mercer Street

Hackensack,NJ 07601

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: American Cancer Society

Bergen County Unit

(201) 343-2222

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: New up-to-date quit smoking program. Uses group interaction to encourage and support change. Gives techniques for conquering chemical addiction, habit and psychological dependency.

Consists of four group sessions. Offered free of charge to participants and organizations that sponsor the program.

Fee: $25


NAME: Hackensack Medical Center

ADDRESS: Health Awareness Regional Program

2 Sears Drive

Paramus, NJ 07652

PROGRAM TITLE:

CONTACT PERSON: Barbara M. Lambert, R.N., M.P.A.

Program Coordinator

(201) 441-2000

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Provides health promotion for Bergenfield, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson, Fort Lee, Garfield, Harrington Park, Montvale, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, River Vale, Washington Township, and Garfield, and wellness programs to communities and corporations. Four (4) one hour sessions with two (2), in week 1 and two (2) in week 2.

Fee: $50 per person


NAME: Holy Name Hospital

ADDRESS: 725 Teaneck Road

Teaneck,NJ 07666

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoking Cessation

CONTACT PERSON: Janet Doka

Health Educator Community Health Service

(201) 837-1850

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Hypnotic suggestion and behavior modifications. One two hour session led by a trained facilitator. Includes up to one year free reinforcement sessions. Offered monthly to public.

Onetime fee: $45


NAME: Pascack Healthy Heart Program

ADDRESS: 400 Old Hook Road

Westwood, NJ 07675

PROGRAM TITLE: Quit and Win

CONTACT PERSON: Danielle M. Kost

(201) 358-3237

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Smoking cessation program consisting of a weekly support group meeting over a to of five weeks. Behavior modification techniques with emphasis on stress, weight control, and other concerns about quitting cigarette smoking.

Fee: $45


NAME: The Valley Hospital

ADDRESS: 223 N. Van Dien Avenue

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

PROGRAM TITLE:

CONTACT PERSON: Carol Revfi, CHES

(201) 447-8509/447-8602

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Professionally run, mutual support for those who are thinking about quitting, recently quit, or struggling to quit smoking. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 487 Goffie Road, Ridgewood, New Jersey. For more information call the Community Health Department at (201) 447-8509.


BURLINGTON COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Burlington County

ADDRESS: Suite 402

400 Birchfield Drive

Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Lynda Johnson

Program Director

(609) 273-0600

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one and a half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator who is a former smoker. Program helps participants give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group supp

Fee: $25


NAME: Garden State Medical Group/HIP of NJ Health Plan

ADDRESS: 165 Old Marlton Pike

Medford, NJ 08055

PROGRAM TITLE: FIT'N FREE

CONTACT PERSON: Pam Volzone/Marie Hanlon

(609) 654-9400 ext. 411

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The program represents a positive approach to quitting through habit replacement, group support, and other proven methods. This is a five session (4 weeks) program

Fee: $35 members $70 non-members


CAMDEN COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Camden County

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 159

410 White Horse Pike

Haddon Heights, NJ 08035

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Lynda Johnson

Program Director

(609) 546-1600

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Straight forward, no-nonsense quit smoking program led by a trained ex-smoker. Four sessions during a two week period that addresses weight control, stress management, chemical addiction, psychological dependency and behavior modification.

Fee: $25 donation


NAME: Camden County Dept. of Health/Human Services

ADDRESS: 21 01 Ferry Avenue

Camden, NJ 08104

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoking Prevention/Cessation Project

CONTACT PERSON: Ann Biondi

(609) 757-6500

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Prevention and Cessation Project aimed at middle and high school students. Includes programs for vendors and school administrators.

Fee: N/A


CAPE MAY COUNTY

NAME: Cape May County Health Department

ADDRESS: Crest Haven Complex - DN 601

Garden State Pkwy. & Crest Haven Road

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-3067

PROGRAM TITLE: Freedom From Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Andrew W. Melchiorre

Sr. Field Representative, Health Education

(609) 465-1225

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Freedom From Smoking is a six session behavior modification program by the American Lung Association. The program includes: small groups, lectures, relaxation techniques, movies, slides (visual aids), diet and exercise tips, take-h workbook and assignments to help the new non-smoker to "stay quit".

Fee: $50


CUMBERLAND COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Cumberland County

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 239

1400 W. Landis Avenue

Vineland, NJ 08360

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Laurie Walters

Executive Director

(609) 692-1364

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one hour each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $25


NAME: Newcomb Medical Center

ADDRESS: 65 S. State Street

Vineland, NJ 08360

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoking Cessation

CONTACT PERSON: Ron Raleigh

Hypnotherapist

(609) 691-9000 ext. 2311

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Relaxation techniques used to help people stop smoking. One 2 hour class plus a tape for home use. Clients welcome to come back as many times as needed for reinforcement at no extra charge.

Fee: $45


NAME: Vineland Health Department

ADDRESS: 111 N. 6th Street Vineland, NJ 08360

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoking Cessation

CONTACT PERSON: Emma Rodriguez Health Educator (609) 794-6169

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Offers several smoking cessation programs, such as Fresh Start and Smart Move. Classes can be arranged to suit the group requesting the program.

Fee: N/A


ESSEX COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Essex County

ADDRESS: 767 Northfield Avenue

West Orange, NJ 07052

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Venessa Zipfel

Program Director

(201) 736-7770

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one and half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support. Smart Move: One session, with film strip.

Fee: $25 (Fresh Start)

No Fee: (Smart Move)


NAME: American Lung Association of New Jersey

ADDRESS: 333B Route 46 West, Suite B-205

Fairfield, NJ 07004

PROGRAM TITLE: Freedom From Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Mellissia Zanjani

Program Director

201-227-7720

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An eight session group program led by experts who understand motivations and rationalizations about continuing to smoke. The program uses a positive behavior change approach that teaches how to become a non-smoker. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, dealing with recovery symptoms, controlling weight, managing stress through relaxation, to assertiveness techniques, and to staying off cigarettes. For many smokers - especially those who have tried to quit before, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free.

Fee: Business Packet 1 0 or more interested employees $100 each participant


NAME: South Orange Health Department

ADDRESS: Village Hall

1 0 1 South Orange Avenue

South Orange, NJ 07079

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start - American Cancer Society

CONTACT PERSON: John M. Festa

Health Officer/Health Educator

(201) 378-7710

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Four 1 hour sessions.

Fee: Free


GLOUCESTER COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Gloucester County

ADDRESS: 449 Mantua Pike

Wenonah,NJ 08090

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Laurelle A. Cummings

Executive Director

(609) 468-6800

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Four 2 hour sessions - group program in behavior modification. Clinic sites vary - will conduct in worksites. In home video program for shut-ins.

Fee: $25


NAME: Gloucester County Health Department

ADDRESS: 160 Fries Mill Road

Turnersville, NJ 08012

PROGRAM TITLE: Smokers Support/Stop Smoking Now

CONTACT PERSON: Jennifer Austin,-M.S., CHES

Health Educator

(609) 262-4184

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Offers several smoking cessation programs, such as Freedom From Smoking and Fresh Start. A minimal fee is charged for materials and classes can be arranged to suit the group requesting the program. Also, weekly meetings for nicotine addiction in recovery process.

Fee: N/A


NAME: Seventh Day Adventist Church

ADDRESS: South Evergreen and Barber Avenues Woodbury, NJ 08096

PROGRAM TITLE: Breath Free Plan to Stop Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Joan Bailey

(609) 423-0024

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Classes and schedule based upon demand. Call for further information.


HUDSON COUNTY

NAME: American Lung Association of New Jersey

ADDRESS: 333B Route 46 West, Suite B-205

Fairfield, NJ 07004

PROGRAM TITLE: Freedom From Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Mellissia Zanjani

Program Director

201-227-7720

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An eight session group program led by experts who understand motivations and rationalizations about continuing to smoke. The program uses a positive behavior change approach that teaches how to become a non-smoker. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, dealing with recovery symptoms, controlling weight, managing stress through relaxation, to assertiveness techniques, and to ' staying off cigarettes. For many smokers - especially those who have tried to quit before, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free.

Fee: Business Packet 1 0 or more interested employees $100 each participant


NAME: Christ Hospital - Center for Health Awareness

ADDRESS: 176 Palisade Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07306

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoking Cessation

CONTACT PERSON: Linda Carol

(201) 795-8030

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Seven session group program led by experts who understand motivations and rationalizations about continuing to smoke. The program uses a positive behavior change approach that teaches how to become a non-smoker. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, dealing with recovery symptoms, controlling weight, managing stress through relaxation, to assertiveness techniques, and to staying off cigarettes. For many smokers - especially those who have tried to quit before, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free. (Cosponsored by the American Lung Association).

Fee: $75


NAME: Hoboken Board of Health

ADDRESS: 124 Grand Street

Hoboken,NJ 07030

PROGRAM TITLE: Say No to Nicotine

CONTACT PERSON: Frank Sasso

Health Officer

(201) 420-2365

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Individual counseling and referral for smoking cessation, discussion and information on alternative methods of smoking cessation such as hypnosis, acupuncture, Smokers Anonymous. Lectures for students and adults on issues such as smoking and pregnancy, smoking and hazardous environmental substances such as asbestos, effects of nicotine on the individual, second hand smoke, etc.

Program Availability: Days, evenings, weekends.

Fee: N/A


HUNTERDON COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Hunterdon County

ADDRESS: 84 Park Avenue

Flemington, NJ 08822

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Lynn C. Arnold

Executive Director

(908) 782-6112

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one and a half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $25


NAME: Hunterdon Medical Center

ADDRESS: 21 00 Wescoft Drive

Flemington, NJ 08822

PROGRAM TITLE: Smokeless

CONTACT PERSON: Carolyn Swithers, R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E

Director, Health Education

(908) 788-6158

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Smokeless is a positive approach to breaking the major smoking habit. The five session program uses stress management, positive rewards and reinforcements, aftitudinal transformation, food management, education, motivational tools and patented negative smoking techniques.

Fee: $99


MERCER COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Mercer County

ADDRESS: 3076 Princeton Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Martha Press

Program Director

(609) 895-0101

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Sessions will concentrate on stress management, relaxation, problem solving, and goal setting. It is designed to help the person who has quit smoking to maintain a non-smokers status. It is also designed to help the person who smokes, to quit.

Fee: $25


NAME: American Lung Association of Mid-New Jersey

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2006

29 Emmons Drive

Princeton, NJ 08543-2006

PROGRAM TITLE: Freedom From Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Ms. Elizabeth Gannon

Program Consultant

(609) 452-2112

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Smoking cessation programs are done in conjunction with other organizations and corporations.

Fee: $1 00


NAME: City of Trenton, Division of Health

ADDRESS: Bureau of Public Health Nursing

222 E. State Street

Trenton, NJ 08608

PROGRAM TITLE: You Can Quit Smoking - Explore the Options

CONTACT PERSON: Carol Ann Nofte, R.N., B.S.N.

Smoking Cessation Coordinator

(609) 989-3263

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: A 2 hour workshop designed to acquaint the smoker with the many methods available to help them quit smoking. It identifies each particpants' smoking behavior and a quitting plan is designed based on their reason for smoking. Information on nutrition, exercise and relaxation is also included. Each participant has the option of having their Carbon Monoxide Level tested.

Fee: $15


NAME: Community Health Education

ADDRESS: Helene Fuld Medical Center 40 Fuld Street, Suite 300 Trenton, NJ 08638

PROGRAM TITLE: You Can Quit Smoking/Explore the Options

CONTACT PERSON: Suzanne Miro

(609) 394-6062

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Two hour program to explore several approaches designed to help you quit smoking.

Fee: $15


NAME: Mercer Regional Heart and Lung Center

ADDRESS: Mercer Medical Center

446 Bellevue Avenue

Trenton, NJ 08607

PROGRAM TITLE: Smokeless

CONTACT PERSON: Patricia Nelson-Johnson

Coordinator, Heart/Lung Center

(609) 394-4049

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An eight week smoking cessation program in conjunction with the American Institute for Preventive Medicine.

Fee: $75


NAME: New Jersey Hospital Association

ADDRESS: 760 Alexander Road

CN-1

Princeton, NJ 08543-0001

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoke-Free Hospital Program

CONTACT PERSON: Kathleen Pietsch

Director, Office of Health Policy Analysis

(609) 275-4158

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Assistance in helping hospitals implement smoke free policies.

Fee: N/A


MIDDLESEX COUNTY

NAME: Addressing Tobacco in the Treatment of Other Addictions

ADDRESS: 78 New Street, Third Floor

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

PROGRAM TITLE: For Smokers Only

CONTACT PERSON: Bernice Order-Connors, L.C.S.W, CADC

(908) 846-4338

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: A free program of support for staff at alcohol and drug treatment programs in New Jersey who are addicted to nicotine. Through workshops and telephone follow up, program staff who smoke receive assistance with quitting. Recovery groups are beginning to form as well.

Fee: N/A


NAME: American Cancer Society - Middlesex County

ADDRESS: 846 Main Street

Fords, NJ 08863-1564

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Rita Pearlman

Program Director

(908) 738-6800

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Approaches smoking cessation as a two-part process. Program helps participant give up smoking with strategies using behavior modification and group support through four group sessions.

Fee: $25


MIDDLESEX COUNTY

NAME: HIP Health Plan of New Jersey

ADDRESS: Princeton Health Center

4250 Route 1, North

Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

PROGRAM TITLE: Fit to Quit

CONTACT PERSON: Colleen R. Salvas

(201) 329-8888, Ext. 6626 or 1-800-5314393

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: A five session program in which one learns techniques to overcome nicotine addiction and replace with healthy habits.

Fee: $35 Members $70 Non-members


NAME: Memorial Medical Center

ADDRESS: 540 Bordentown Avenue

South Amboy, NJ 08879

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoking Cessation Workshop

CONTACT PERSON: Betty Bergman

(908) 390-9140

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The workshops are in three sessions. Part 1 is preparing to quit; Part 2 is the actual quit; Part 3 is preventing relapse. Each session is one hour and conducted in a grou setting.

Fee: $45 per person


NAME: Perth Amboy Community Partnership for Youth

ADDRESS: 436 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoking Cessation

CONTACT PERSON: Ann Gural

(908) 826-9292

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: A free program for residents of Perth Amboy who want to stop smoking. Structured classes run by volunteers in the community are supplemented by a professionally-led support group which meets regularly.

Fee: N/A


NAME: St. Peters Medical Center

ADDRESS: 254 Easton Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08903

PROGRAM TITLE: Quit Smoking Clinic

CONTACT PERSON: John Slade, M.D./Mary DePiano, R.N.

(908) 745-8600 x 6642

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Professionally led, free weekly support group meets at the Medicine Clinic of St. Peters Medical Center, Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.. Literature, discussion, mutual support, professional counseling, and referral for more intensive work are all provided.

Fee: N/A


NAME: St. Peters Medical Center

ADDRESS: 246 Easton Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

PROGRAM TITLE: Center for the Treatment of Pregnancy and Addiction

CONTACT PERSON: Regina Brzek, MA, CAC

(908) 846-2109

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Individual counseling, education, and referral in conjunction with treatment for alcohol and other drug dependencies for pregnant and postpartum women up to 3 months.

Fee: N/A


NAME: The Health and Fitness Center

ADDRESS: 70 James Street

Edison, NJ 08820-2012

PROGRAM TITLE: Group Smoking Cessation

CONTACT PERSON: Dr. Peter P. Cataldi

Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

(201) 548-2962

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Analysis of smoking behavior, coping strategies, quitting strategies, nutritional aspects, exercise, and relaxation techniques.

Fee: $185


NAME: Woodbridge Department of Health and Human Services

ADDRESS: 2 George Frederick Plaza

Woodbridge, NJ 07095

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start - American Cancer Society

CONTACT PERSON: Fem Kulman, R.N., C.H.E.S

Health Educator

(908) 855-0600, Ext. 5024

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one and a half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: N/A


MONMOUTH COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Monmouth County

ADDRESS: Suite 303

1540 Route 38

Wall, NJ 07719

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Elizabeth Ballard

Education Program Director

(908) 280-2323

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one hour group sessions, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $25


NAME: Bayshore Community Hospital

ADDRESS: 727 North Beers Street

Holmdel, NJ 07733

PROGRAM TITLE: Smokeless

CONTACT PERSON: Janet Hostrup

Director, Consumer Education

(908) 739-5919

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Six session program instructed by a certified respiratory therapist. The program offers support and behavior modification techniques that make smoking cessation maintenance possible.

Fee: $180 (may repeat program once within 1 year for no further charge)


NAME: Centra State Medical Center

ADDRESS: Health Awareness Center

65 Gibson Place

Freehold, NJ 07728

PROGRAM TITLE: Call it Quits

CONTACT PERSON: Karen Scott

(908) 308-0570

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one and a half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $69


NAME: Riverview Medical Center

ADDRESS: 1 Riverview Plaza

Red Bank, NJ 07701

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoke Stoppers

CONTACT PERSON: Marian Waftenbarger

Health Educator/industry Liaison

(908) 530-2417

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Smoke Stoppers is an eight-session, three-phase program. Phase 1 explains the program and prepares the individual for the experience of quitting. Phase 2 provides the guidance necessary through actual cessation. Phase 3 serves not only as "insurance" to maintain the new non-smoking behavior, but can also serve as a model for initiation of their life-style changes.

Fee: $150


MORRIS COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Morris County

ADDRESS: 669 Littleton Road

Parsippany, NJ 07054-4836

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start - Smart Move

CONTACT PERSON: Program Director

(201) 331-9300

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Ex-smoker conducts "Fresh Start" smoking cessation group consisting of 4 one hour sessions. Includes behavior modification, group support, and education.

Fee: $25


NAME: American Lung Association of New Jersey

ADDRESS: 333B Route 46 West, Suite B-205

Fairfield, NJ 07004

PROGRAM TITLE: Freedom From Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Mellissia Zanjani

Program Director

201-227-7720

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An eight session group program led by experts who understand motivations and rationalizations about continuing to smoke. The program uses a positive behavior change approach that teaches how to become a non-smoker. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, dealing with recovery symptoms, controlling weight, managing stress through relaxation, to assertiveness techniques, and to staying off cigarettes. For many smokers - especially those who have tried to quit before, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free.

Fee: Business Packet 10 or more interested employees $100 each participant


NAME: Chilton Memorial Hospital

ADDRESS: 97 West Parkway

Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

PROGRAM TITLE: American Lung Association-Freedom From Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Sandra Gigante, RRT

Smoke Cessation Coordinator

(201) 831-5070

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Seven week smoke cessation program. Our goal is a smoke-free environment within two years. This will be a continuing program for as long as needed. Classes given in Fall and Spring.

Fee: $90


NAME: Morristown Memorial Hospital

ADDRESS: 100 Madison Avenue

Morristown, NJ 07962-1956

PROGRAM TITLE: Smokeless System

CONTACT PERSON: Eileen Carton

Secretary, Community Health Education

(201) 971-7096

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Eight day sessions twice times a year. Introduction, skill development and maintenance.

Fee: $120


NAME: Rockaway Township Department of Health

ADDRESS: 65 Mt. Hope Road

Rockaway, NJ 07866

PROGRAM TITLE: Many Ways to Stop Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Catherine R. Farrell, M.S., CHES

Health Educator

(201) 627-7200, Ext. 347

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Many Ways to Stop Smoking offers three programs to the Township's Municipal Employees and Residents. These programs are:

(1)Do It Yourself: one-to one counseling;

(2)Stop Smoking Clinic - consists of four evening sessions over a period of four weeks; and (3)Counseling for ex-smokers.

Fee: $35 (for evening clinics)


OCEAN COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Ocean County

ADDRESS: 1035 Hooper Avenue

Suite 2

Toms River, NJ 08753

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Dottie Wahlers

Program Director

(908) 914-1000

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four or five classes of one and a half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator who is a former smoker. Program helps participants give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $25


PASSAIC COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Passaic County

ADDRESS: 468 Parish Drive, Suite 6

Wayne, NJ 07470

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Amy K. Bush

Income Development Director

(201) 696-1885

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four sessions of one and a half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $25


NAME: American Lung Association of New Jersey

ADDRESS: 333B Route 46 West, Suite B-205

Fairfield, NJ 07004

PROGRAM TITLE: Freedom From Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Mellissia Zanjani

Program Director

201-227-7720

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An eight session group program led by experts who understand motivations and rationalizations about continuing to smoke. The program uses a positive behavior change approach that teaches how to become a non-smoker. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, dealing with recovery symptoms, controlling weight, managing stress through relaxation, to assertiveness techniques, and to staying off cigarettes. For many smokers - especially those who have tried to quit before, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free.

Fee: Business Packet 10 or more interested employees $1 00 each participant


NAME: Beth Israel Hospital

ADDRESS: 70 Parker Avenue

Passaic, NJ 07055

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start - American Cancer Society & Smokless

CONTACT PERSON: Madeline Cruz

Community Health Nurse

(201) 365-5220

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Freedom from Smoking Program through the American Lung Association.

Fee: $25 Fresh Start $75 Smokeless


NAME: Division of Health, City of Paterson

ADDRESS: 176 Broadway

Paterson, NJ 07505

PROGRAM TITLE: "Fresh Start' -American Cancer Society

CONTACT PERSON: Robin Monkowski

Health Educator

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Basic information on Quit Smoking. Concentration on behavior modification and wellness. Survival techniques utilizing the American Cancer Society Program in helping the individual to prepare to become smoke-free.

Fee: $25


NAME: Education Dept. Valley Hospital

ADDRESS: 223 North Van Dien Avenue

Ridgewood, NJ 07450-2736

PROGRAM TITLE: Send-Off Class

CONTACT PERSON: Carol Revfi

201-447-8509

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Seven 1-1/2 hour sessions over six weeks.

Fee: $90


SALEM COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Salem County

ADDRESS: 19 North Main Street

Woodstown, NJ 08098

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Dorothy Price

Acting Executive Director

(609) 769-0150

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one and a half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $25


NAME: Salem County Department of Health

ADDRESS: 98 Market Street

Salem, NJ 08079

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoke Cessation Program

CONTACT PERSON: Health Educator

(609) 935-7510, Ext. 477

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Salem County Health Department acts as a resource center for information on smoking prevention, education and cessation programs. The health educator works with school and community organizations to provide education on tobacco products and smoking cessation programs. Public health nurses counsel high risk individuals (hypertensives, pregnant women) on cessation methods. The Health Department works closely with voluntary health agencies to serve Salem County.

Fee: N/A


SOMERSET COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Somerset County

ADDRESS: 70 Grove Street

Somerville, NJ 08876

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Barbara Stickle

(908) 725-4664

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one and a half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $25


NAME: Franklin Township Health Department

ADDRESS: 935 Hamilton Street

Somerset, NJ 08873

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start - American Cancer Society

CONTACT PERSON: Sharon Lane, R.N.

Clinic Nurse

(908) 873-2500, Ext. 250

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Coordinate Smoking Cessation Program with Somerset County Cancer Society. A four week one hour Fresh Start.

Fee: $25


NAME: North Plainfield Community - Adult School

ADDRESS: 20 Harrison Avenue

North Plainfield, NJ 07060

PROGRAM TITLE: Stop Smoking with Hypnosis

CONTACT PERSON: Terry Luxenberg, Principal

(908) 769-2907

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Instructions in hypnosis by self-suggestion is provided as a deterrent to smoking and an aid towards smoking cessation. Hypnotic techniques can then be employed to gain control over cravings. Instructor is certified hypnotherapist. Class is offered twice annually in October and March.

Fee: $35


NAME: Veterans Affairs Medical Center

ADDRESS: 151 Knollcroft Road

Lyons, NJ 07939-5000

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoking Cessation Program

CONTACT PERSON: Irving M. Nadler, Ph.D.

Director, Health Psychology Clinic

(908) 647-0180, Ext. 6878

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The three session Quit Smart Program is provided for veterans who wish to quit smoking. In "Preparation" the smoker reviews his reasons for wanting to quit, switches to brands with less nicotine, and sets a quit date. In "Quitting" skills are taught through review of the self-help manual and a self-hypnosis audio-cassette is provided. In "Maintenance" emphasis is placed on being prepared to cope with possible relapse situations.

Fee: N/A


SUSSEX COUNTY

NAME: American Lung Association of New Jersey

ADDRESS: 333B Route 46 West, Suite B-205

Fairfield, NJ 07004

PROGRAM TITLE: Freedom From Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Mellissia Zanjani

Program Director

201-227-7720

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An eight session group program led by experts who understand motivations and rationalizations about continuing to smoke. The program uses a positive behavior change approach that teaches how to become a non-smoker. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, dealing with recovery symptoms, controlling weight, managing stress through relaxation, to assertiveness techniques, and to staying off cigarettes. For many smokers - especially those who have tried to quit before, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free.

Fee: Business Packet 1 0 or more interested employees $100 each participant


NAME: Newton Memorial Hospital

ADDRESS: Health Education Department

175 High Street

Newton, NJ 07860

PROGRAM TITLE: Alternative Health Systems "Quit Smoking through Hypnosis"

CONTACT PERSON: Kimbedy A. Squatrito, M.A.

Program Manager, Health Education

(201) 579-8340

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: A 2-1/2 hour session focusing on behavior modification, identification of addiction (physiological, psychological, habitual), stress and weight management, and relapse prevention. Group hypnosis finishes the session. Help monthly.

Fee: $45


UNION COUNTY

NAME: Overlook Hospital

ADDRESS: 99 Beauvoir Avenue at Sylvan Road

Summit, NJ 07901-0220

PROGRAM TITLE: Smokeless System

CONTACT PERSON: Gloria Dudas

Health Promotion

(908) 522-5353

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Five, one and one half hour sessions over a three week period. Multiple treatment

approach: behavior modification. Free repeats.

Fee: $99


NAME: Union Hospital

ADDRESS: 1000 Galloping Hill Road

Union, NJ 07083

PROGRAM TITLE: Butt Out, Learning to Live Smoke Free

CONTACT PERSON: George Schloicka

(201) 851-7267

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Education on smoking risks, techniques for quitting, gradual withdrawal and behavior modification program is one hour per week for 8 weeks.

Fee: $10. 00


NAME: Visiting Nurse and Health Services

ADDRESS: 354 Union Avenue

Elizabeth, NJ 07208

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start - American Cancer Society

CONTACT PERSON: Lorraine Kowalski

Health Educator

(908) 352-5694, Ext. 251

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one hour each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support. Available in Spanish.

Fee: N/A


WARREN COUNTY

NAME: American Cancer Society - Warren County

ADDRESS: 4 Opdyke's Lane

Osmun House

Oxford, NJ 07863

PROGRAM TITLE: Fresh Start

CONTACT PERSON: Marie Acceffuro Executive Director

(908) 453-2103

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Program consists of four classes of one and a half hours each, conducted by a trained facilitator. Program helps participant give up smoking in two weeks with strategies using behavior modification and group support.

Fee: $25 (Fee returned if participant completes classes).


NAME: American Lung Association of New Jersey

ADDRESS: 333B Route 46 West, Suite B-205

Fairfield, NJ 07004

PROGRAM TITLE: Freedom From Smoking

CONTACT PERSON: Mellissia Zanjani

Program Director

201-227-7720

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An eight session group program led by experts who understand motivations and rationalizations about continuing to smoke. The program uses a positive behavior change approach that teaches how to become a non-smoker. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, dealing with recovery symptoms, controlling weight, managing stress through relaxation, to assertiveness techniques, and to staying off cigarettes. For many smokers - especially those who have tried to quit before, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free.

Fee: Business Packet 10 or more interested employees $1 00 each participant


NAME: Hackettstown Community Hospital

ADDRESS: Hackettstown, NJ 07840

PROGRAM TITLE: Smoke Stoppers - Staying Stopped

CONTACT PERSON: Health Educator

(908) 850-6935

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Four sessions using behavior modification, stress management and diet and the use of the nicotine patch.

Fee: $125