Smoking Cessation Program
Boston Medical Center’s Division of Psychiatry offers a medically supervised Smoking Cessation Program. The program is an eight week, one hour per week classroom model with a curriculum that includes pharmacotherapy, nicotine replacement (gum and patches), stress reduction training, cognitive restructuring, social support and relapse prevention counseling.
Headed by Rob Sokolove, PhD a health psychologist who oversees Behavioral Medicine programming in General Internal Medicine, and Robert Russell, APRN, psychiatric nurse clinician in Behavioral Health, the program’s content and philosophy duplicates the successful smoking cessation program that Dr. Sokolove ran at BMC from 1999-2002.
This clinical resource for BMC patients also serves as a center for training and research in tobacco control available to the entire Medical Center community. Already the BMC Smoking Cessation Program has been included in specific NIH proposals within the Pulmonary Center, and Dr. Sokolove is hoping to expand these research links to other relevant departments within all schools of BUMC. Faculty interested in research and training opportunities, should contact Dr. Sokolove directly at 617.414.5098.
Patient and employee referrals to the BMC Smoking Cessation Program can be made by calling 617.414.4847.