Smoking Cessation Program

The Smoking Cessation program combines counseling, nicotine replacement therapy and other approaches (including hypnotherapy and meditation) to help patients quit smoking for good. Our success rate beats the national average. Patients learn relaxation techniques, coping skills, and behavioral modification strategies and share their experiences in a supportive group format. Inpatient and individual counseling is also available. NSMC has been smoke-free throughout its facilities since 2009, making it a leader in Massachusetts for this health initiative. NSMC also participates in the annual American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.
smoking cessation program at Boston area hospital

Using hypnosis to quit smoking

Hypnosis is on its way to becoming more widely accepted as an effective treatment for smoking cessation based on research conducted at North Shore Medical Center by Faysal Hasan, M.D., medical director of NSMC’s smoking cessation program. Read more

The Power of Suggestion

Over the years, Salem resident Barbara Mahoney, tried everything to quit her 52-year, pack-a-day cigarette smoking addiction. But it wasn’t until she tried the hypnotherapy sessions at NSMC that Barbara was able to finally quit. Read more