Quitting Smoking and Tobacco

We want to help you quit smoking and using other tobacco products. Living TOBACCO-FREE staff can help you quit smoking cigarettes and stop using other tobacco products like chew, cigars, shisha and e-cigarettes. Living TOBACCO-FREE also focuses on the next generation.

Thinking about quitting smoking or other tobacco products? We can help!

We offer information, education, coaching and resources to help you quit.

  • Call us at 781-485-6210 to learn how to quit smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products, and get resources to help you. Our coaches will gladly answer any questions you have about tobacco or quitting, even if you're not ready to quit. They can also help you figure out what’s standing in your way.
  • We also offer free, one-on-one coaching with a trained coach when you’re ready to quit.
  • Using coaching plus a quit-smoking medication more than doubles your chances of quitting for good.

We are a program of Community Health Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital, a division of the Center for Community Health Improvement. Our clients are the communities and individuals served by the Mass General health centers in Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett and Revere.

Free One-on-One Coaching

What happens when you see a quit-smoking coach?

You’ll be in a caring and supportive environment. Your coach understands you are unique and will help you reach any goal you set, whether it’s working towards quitting, deciding on a quit-smoking medication or talking through whether you are ready to quit.

  • At your first appointment: Your coach will learn about you and how smoking and tobacco products affect your life. You’ll learn more about tobacco and nicotine. Together, you’ll set your goals and make a plan to reach them, one step at a time. Your coach will also discuss which quit-smoking medications could be right for you.
  • Follow-up visits: Return weekly or as you need. Your coach will want to help you along the way.

All visits are free with no co-pays. 

Locations and Language

We offer coaching in English and Spanish at the Mass General health centers in Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett and Revere. We use interpreter services for other languages.

How to Enroll

Ask your Mass General provider to refer you to Living TOBACCO-FREE, or call 781-485-6210 to speak to one of our coaches or schedule an appointment.

Our Prevention Work

Great American Smoke-Out Kit Making
MGH Youth Zone participants assemble “Quit-Kits” for the Great American Smokeout.

Living TOBACCO-FREE wants to keep the next generation tobacco-free. We educate youth and young adults about smoking and tobacco in all its forms, including e-cigarettes and vaping. We also work for positive changes in state laws and local health regulations.  

  • Cigarette smoking alone kills more than 480,000 adults a year in the United States. The number of adults who die each year from tobacco is more than the number of people who die each year from alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined.
  • In Massachusetts, more than 9,000 adults die each year from smoking, and 2,800 youth under 18 become new daily smokers each year. If the smoking rate stays steady, 103,000 youth now under 18 living in Massachusetts will die prematurely from smoking.
  • Tobacco increases everyone’s health care costs. Smoking among Massachusetts residents is directly responsible for $4.08 billion each year in annual health care costs.

Statistics are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Keeping Youth and Young Adults Tobacco-free

Living TOBACCO-FREE educates youth about cigarette smoking and other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping. We work with community coalitions, youth groups and school health staff. We help teach young people that tobacco products are highly addictive and harmful to their health. We also inform them about the millions of dollars tobacco companies spend each year trying to turn youth into customers. We teach the truth about nicotine and addiction; chemicals and lung health, and how tobacco companies target young people with sweet, cheap, addictive products.

Living TOBACCO-FREE helps youth who want to quit smoking, vaping or using any tobacco product by connecting them to resources that are right for them.

We also work with community groups to advocate for changes in laws and regulations that will make it easier for young people to stay away from tobacco products.

If you would like help or information regarding youth and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping, email Jonina Gorenstein at jtgorenstein@partners.org.

Locations

To make an appointment at any of these locations for help quitting smoking or using other tobacco products, call Living TOBACCO-FREE at 781-485-6210. Appointment times vary.

Charlestown HealthCare Center
73 High Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center
151 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
(Appointments also available at 100 Everett Avenue)

MGH Everett Family Care
19 Norwood Street
Everett, MA 02149

MGH Revere HealthCare Center
300 Ocean Avenue
Revere, MA 02151

MGH Broadway Primary Care-Revere
385 Broadway, Suite 4
Revere, MA 02151

Contact Us

For answers to your questions, please feel free to contact our staff.

  • Jonina Gorenstein, J.D., Program Manager
    781-485-6217
    JtGorenstein@Partners.org
  • Mira Oravcova-Mejia, M.Ed., CTTS, Tobacco Coach
    781-485-6210
  • Kayla Hammel, TTS, Tobacco Coach
    781-485-6210

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