Welcome to Ingham County - Tobacco Use Reduction Program (TURP)
The Tobacco Use Reduction Program (TURP) provides group and individual services for People Living with HIV (PLWH) living in Ingham County. TURP provides individual and group counseling/education sessions centered on reducing tobacco use. The program also assists with individualized tobacco reduction/ quit plans, and provides referrals and support with overcoming treatment barriers. Clients can also get "quit kits", which are materials to assist in reducing tobacco use. Services are currently being provided via Zoom video or by phone. Information and assistance is available for the public regarding the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapies and the availability of tobacco treatment services. If you have any questions about TURP or would like to receive services, please contact Calvin Wheeler or Tammy Maidlow-Bresnahan.
Meet the TEAM:
Prevention Programs Coordinator
Renold serves as the program manager, providing support to the TURP team and oversight of program.
Calvin Wheeler, NCTTP
Tobacco Reduction Program Specialist
Cell: (517) 242-0078
Calvin serves as the program coordinator whose focus is community engagement and outreach, project coordination, grant writing, program promotion, program evaluation and expansion activities, staff capacity building, and facilitation of tobacco Cessation groups.
Program Specialist- Substance Use Disorder & TURP
Cell: (517) 930-5514
Tammy serves as the Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS), her focus is centered on providing Tobacco Treatment Services and Individual Counseling for persons living with HIV (PLWH) needing assistance quitting or reducing their tobacco use. Individual counseling sessions are provided over the phone. Tammy helps client with completing a personal and medical history, then discusses smoking cessation medications, nicotine replacement therapies (NRT’s) along with other resources that can help with a successful quit attempt. Tammy also provide follow up appointments to monitor and assist those who have begun taking medication to help them quit smoking.
Noreen serves as the program assistant, supporting TURP staff with daily duties and activities.
Capital Area Quit-Tobacco Support, Lansing MI
Quit Tobacco programs are available several times a month and free across the Capital Area. Multiple options are offered to fit the needs of individuals seeking support. Medications plus social support results is doubling the success of each quit attempt. Click on the live link for a detailed flyer.
Social Support, Nicotine Replacement and other Quit-Tobacco Medications
The Michigan Tobacco Quit Line is always a good referral for those wishing to quit their nicotine addiction. The quit-line is able to help any caller, over the age of 14, to navigate the best support and help available for when they are ready. If a person does not have medical insurance the quit-line will mail the caller patches, gum and lozenge. If a person has Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, or private insurance, the individual will have coverage for all seven quit-tobacco medications with access to the medications by requesting a prescription through their primary care provider. In addition to supportive medications, social support is free and available through the opportunities linked above. To be most successful, utilize both medications and social support at each quit attempt.
The Quit Line can be reached at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669), which is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Calling the Michigan Tobacco Quit Line is always a good option for an individual that wants to quit-tobacco. All callers are offered connections to local resources, access to smart-phone apps and useful websites. Those that use spit-tobacco, cigarettes, cigars or electronic smoking devices are all eligible for this free help.
The Michigan Tobacco Quit Line has received more than 105,000 calls since it was launched in October 2003. The Quit Line offers English, Spanish-speaking and Arabic-speaking counselors, interpretive services for a wide variety of languages and counselors trained to help those with a Native American ancestry and Indian heritage. Special incentives are available for pregnant and parenting women and the phone counselors have special training in treating all callers with kindness and respect.
For more information, call 1-800-QUIT NOW or visit the Website: https://michigan.quitlogix.org/