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When you are trying to cut down or stop tobacco/nicotine use, it can be helpful to work with an experienced team who understands the difficulties of this journey.

The UMMC Tobacco Health Practice at the UMMC Midtown Campus's Center for Pulmonary Health offers comprehensive care for lung disorders, including asthma, COPD, bronchitis, and interstitial lung disease.

We understand that stopping takes time and can be frustrating, and we don't believe in picking a date to quit. We will work with you to create a custom plan that works for you.

Call 410-328-8141 to learn how our multidisciplinary team of board-certified pulmonologists, thoracic interventionalists and advanced care practitioners can help you.

Who We Help

You do not need to feel ready to stop to take advantage of our services. The UMMC Tobacco Health Practice is for adults who are using any kind of nicotine or tobacco product, including:

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Vapes, e-cigarettes, Juuls, pods
  • Chewing tobacco and other smokeless tobacco
  • Hookah

Treatment Options

Each patient’s plan is customized based on their past experiences/medical history.

Since patients already know what nicotine does to their bodies, we don’t talk much about that. Instead, we focus on how nicotine affects the brain and why that makes it so hard to stop.

Patients are given prescriptions for 2-3 medications, including a maintenance medication (such as Chantix, the nicotine patch, or Wellbutrin) and a rescue medication (such as the nicotine inhaler, lozenges, or gum).

We may also order a breathing test, lung cancer screening, or other screening options to learn more about the health of your lungs.

Make an Appointment

To set up an appointment, please call 410-328-8141. You do not need a referral.

Questions about the program? Please call our nurse/coach, Julia Melamed, at 443-827-3933.