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IU Health Bedford offers smoking cessation classes through our Respiratory Department. For information call 812.275.1200 ext. 4303.
IU Health Paoli Hospital offers an interactive program that teaches the effects of tobacco. This program is available to all ages and lasts 30-45 minutes. Call 812.723.7474 for more information.
Beat Tobacco is a smoking cessation program led and sponsored by IU Health Bloomington Hospital, designed to educate and support you in your decision to be tobacco free. The classes are taught by Monroe County Tobacco Coalition educators from IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Monroe County Health Department and the City of Bloomington who have received training on how to help people quit tobacco. They understand the struggles and side effects of tobacco cessation and have an extended knowledge base to give you options on how to successfully quit.
According to the American Cancer Society, within 20 minutes of smoking your last cigarette, your body will begin a series of gradual changes, including:
The free tobacco cessation program offers:
Programs are free of charge. Registration is required.
Tuesdays at 6 pm
IU Health Community Health, 333 E. Miller Dr., Bloomington
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
Arby’s Meeting Room, 3601 W. State Road 46, Ellettsville
Individual counseling by appointment.
For more information or to register for the Tobacco Cessation Class, call 888.868.2113
Owen County YMCA
1111 W. State Highway 46, Spencer: Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
For more information call: 812.828.9622
Volunteers in Medicine
811 W. Second St., Bloomington: Fridays at noon
For more information call: 812.333.4001
IU Health Center
Free individual cessation for IU students, their spouses and their dependents (12 years of age or older)
For more information call: 812.855.7338
Teens Beat Tobacco is a class delivered by tobacco educators. Students will receive tobacco awareness and education, cessation resources, learn the risks of tobacco use and have a chance to ask questions. These classes are free and any teen is welcome. Classes are scheduled each month on the third Tuesday from 4 pm to 5:30 pm and are held at 333 E. Miller Dr. in Bloomington.
Call 888.868.2113 to sign up for Beat Tobacco.
Call the free Indiana Tobacco Quitline: 1.800.QUIT.NOW