Smoking Cessation Program
More than 8 million people in the United States have at least one serious illness caused by smoking, according to the American Lung Association.
If you are currently a smoker at least 50 years of age, and want to quit, the Mount Sinai Legacy Lung Screening and Cessation Program can assist you with the process.
Participants receive a non-invasive low-dose CT scan of the chest at no cost and are briefly interviewed about their past medical history. Materials to assist in helping to quit smoking are distributed to all. Participants are randomly selected to receive a 15-minute free counseling session.
Participants also must have a primary care physician. Test results are shared with both the physician and patient. If an abnormality is found, typically another CT is performed. This scan should be covered by your health insurance.
To see how you are progressing with your smoking cessation efforts, you will be asked to complete a survey 3 months and 12 months after your baseline scan.
Questions will cover:
- Your smoking status
- Quitting efforts
- Smoking related health beliefs
- Utilization of smoking cessation interventions
- General health
This project is a clinical and research program funded by a grant from The American Legacy Foundation that studies smoking cessation techniques in the context of CT screening for the detection of lung cancer and other tobacco-related diseases. If you are interested in participating, please contact our study coordinators at 212-241-2420.