The program aims to provide support for smokers in order to improve their ability to become and stay nicotine-free. It was established several years ago, and was reactivated and in October 2005 with the formation of a Planning Committee composed of Dr. Luisito F. Idolor as Program Director, Dr. Rosita R. de Leon as Program Manager, and Mrs. Helen E. Calong as Nurse Coordinator. A seminar-workshop for Pulmonary Fellows and nurses was held on December 14, 2005 for the purpose of training them on how to counsel and provide support to patients who want to quit smoking. Subsequent seminars for fellows and eventually other medical practitioners were planned.
To generate awareness of and promote the early prevention of respiratory and other related diseases through counseling, interview and treatment of smokers
Furthermore, the program aims to conduct Smoking Cessation advocacy not only within the LCP hospital premises but in other hospitals as well by establishing an effective network.