Tobacco Consultation Service in Worcester, Massachusetts
The UMass Tobacco Consultation Service (TCS) provides the latest, evidence-based treatment approaches to:
- Aid patients with nicotine withdrawal management while in a clinical setting
- Provide supportive behavior treatment to promote tobacco cessation
Treatment is individualized, and motivation-based, matched to the individuals “readiness” to address their tobacco use. It is provided by certified master's-level tobacco treatment specialists, who collaborate with a range of health professionals both at the inpatient and outpatient level. Being hospitalized at a tobacco-free campus for the tobacco user can be a challenging experience with nicotine withdrawal beginning four hours of less after last tobacco use. This can complicate many other aspects of patient care. It is imperative to respond with medications to mitigate withdrawal symptoms, as well as supportive behavioral treatment. The TCS covers University Campus, Memorial Campus, 8 East, and 3PTCS units.
Research and Education
Research focuses on organizational change with addressing tobacco (ATTOC). Learn more about ATTOC. UMass offers programs for professionals who want to incorporate nicotine dependence treatment into their practice and/or develop a service to meet the needs of patients. Contact the Tobacco Consultation Service at 774-442-4372 for more information.
About the Tobacco Consultation Service
The Tobacco Consultation Service is one of the first programs in Massachusetts and New England to focus exclusively on treating patients dependent on tobacco, including specializing on treating those with co-occurring disorders. The TCS opened in 2008, at the same time that the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care made all its facilities, both inpatient and outpatient, tobacco-free. Read an update and see how this initiative has improved quality of life.
Contact the Tobacco Consultation Service
Call 774-442-4372 or E-mail
Tobacco Treatment Specialists
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Greg Seward, MSHCA,
Sun Kim, PhD,
Nicole Day, MEd,