Smoking Cessation Programs

Mercy Hospital St. Louis offers two programs to help you break the smoking or tobacco chewing habit: Mercy Road to Freedom and Auriculotherapy. Explore these options to help improve your health by quitting tobacco use:

Mercy Road to Freedom 

This smoking cessation program offers low-cost, one-on-one sessions via telephone with a Mercy registered nurse who is certified through Mayo Clinic as a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS) and is also a Certified Well Coach. You will have individual communications with your CTTS, who will help you through the process and achieve success. All appointments are confidential and conducted on the phone, from the comfort of your home or wherever life takes you.

Once you register, your CTTS will contact you by telephone to set up your initial 45-minute coaching consultation to develop a personal tobacco cessation plan. In the subsequent 15-20 minute telephone coaching sessions, you and your coach will review the progress towards your vision and goals, discuss any issues or concerns, and agree upon a set of goals for the next week.

Cost is $10.00 for the initial consultation and $15.00 for three follow up coaching calls, for approximately $55 total investment. 

Enroll online or email for more information.


Mercy also offers Auriculotherapy treatment as an option for smoking cessation. Auriculotherapy is a therapeutic intervention using electrical stimulation of specific points on the ear to treat nicotine addiction. It targets the addictive centers of the brain and helps patients get over the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that often are the reason they go back to smoking with other methods.

Call 636-256-5200 for a location offering Auriculotherapy near you.

National Smoking Cessation Resources

  • National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quitline toll free: 1-877-44U-QUIT
  • American Cancer Society: 1-800-227 2345
  • American Heart Association: 1-800-242-8721
  • American Lung Association: 1-800-586-4872

Not only can you put years back onto your life and prevent health complications, but smokers could save nearly $2,000 a year by kicking the habit.