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Tobacco Treatment Center

The Tobacco Treatment Center is a multidisciplinary team of health professionals who specialize in helping smokers quit. The Center offers evidence-based treatment including group, individual, and behavioral counseling sessions. BMC’s tobacco-trained specialists, pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, and behavioral health specialists help smokers understand the physical and psychological aspects of quitting tobacco and help develop personalized quit plans that include a variety of treatments.

Individuals need only attend one 90 minute group session, but may attend a follow up session as needed. Meetings take place in the Shapiro Building on the 9th floor (Suite 9B) and include the following services:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Prescribing FDA-approved medications such as nicotine-replacement therapy, varenicline (Chantix) and bupropion (Zyban or Wellbutrin), or combinations of medications
  • Referral to BMC Behavioral Health Quit Smoking Program
    • BMC Quit Smoking Program (Behavioral Health)
      • 617-414-5951
      • 8 Week program- Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Led by Robert Sokolove, PhD
  • Telephone counseling, and/or Quit Lines is recommended for those requiring more intensive, ongoing support

To make an appointment to the Tobacco Treatment Center

  • Call 617-638-7665 (617-638-SMOK) 
  • Providers can also enter a referral in EPIC to the Pulmonary Smoking Cessation Program. Type ‘Pulmonary Smoking’ in the Meds and Orders dialogue box, which will take you directly to the correct referral.
  • Group sessions are held in the Pulmonary Clinic, located at

Shapiro Center
725 Albany Street, 9th Floor 9B
Boston, MA 02118

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