Tobacco Cessation

It's Possible to Quit Tobacco

Did you know? Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in the United States. *

At COPC, we recognize that using tobacco is a difficult habit to break and our program is here to help. Our program is designed to provide guidance in an open and accepting place for anyone who is struggling to stop using tobacco, not just COPC patients. Through comprehensive and compassionate education, we will give you the tools you need to successfully quit using tobacco.


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If you are interested in signing up for the class, you can either contact your COPC physician or submit a request by clicking the button below.

Becoming Tobacco-free

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Tobacco Cessation Locations

Westerville Tobacco Cessation

655 Africa Road
Westerville, OH 43082

(614) 565-1870

Tobacco Cessation Beat the Pack Outline

COPC's 6 week Beat the Pack Tobacco Cessation program is a supportive, interactive class where individuals come together to achieve one goal: be tobacco free for life.

Week 1

Assessment & Education

You will be given quizzes to take that will help answer when and why you use tobacco and what you think about your tobacco use. There will be education on topics including pathophysiology of the lungs, nature of tobacco addiction, benefits of quitting, disease associated with smoking, and cost analysis of smoking.

Week 2

Preparing to Quit

You will choose a quit date and start to prepare for the big day. We will discuss alterations to make in diet and exercise, what happens to the body after quitting, possible support contacts, and survival kit ideas.

Week 3

Quit Day

This week will include your first day of being tobacco free. We will discuss ways to maintain tobacco cessation and reducing stress, getting through temptations, and working towards relapse prevention.

Week 4

Relapse Prevention

Your first day to choose zero cigarettes! We will discuss ways to maintain your smoking remission, stress reduction, and relapse prevention.

Week 5

Benefits of Becoming Tobacco Free

We will take a look back at the previous week to see how things are going. What has worked? What has not worked? We will continue our discussion on the benefits that make this journey worth it.

Week 6

Remaining Tobacco Free

Our final week will focus on ways for you to remain tobacco free. We will discuss the importance of turning to others for support and share success stories to incorporate in your future.

The Smokers' Lung


COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is an umbrella term group of disorders including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and bronchiectasis. COPD is an irreversible lung disease associated with dyspnea upon exertion and a reduction of airflow in the lungs. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of COPD.

What is it?

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, COPD is chronic inflammation of the cells lining the bronchial tree. Smoking maintains an ongoing inflammatory response which leads to airway narrowing and constriction. This causes airways to become swollen, excess mucus to be produced, and the cilia to function poorly.

What does it lead to?

As COPD progresses, patients find it increasingly difficult to clear the secretions that lead to chronic cough & wheezing. As excess mucus is produced it begins to pool in the airways, which is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria to grow. This leads to further inflammation and bacterial infections, as well as alveoli destruction.

The Relationship That Makes a Difference

24% of current and former smokers in Ohio have COPD. Additionally, smoking is the leading cause of COPD in the United States.* If you wish to learn more about gaining control of your COPD, check out our Respiratory Services page for more information.

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* Ohio Department of Health (May 23, 2017) The Burden of Tobacco in Ohio. Retrieved from