BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s QUIT
Program offers smokers – especially heavy smokers – a
proven way to kick the habit and stay off cigarettes
Using three-week treatment programs that involve a combination
of group therapy and nicotine replacement treatment, the QUIT
Program, which is affiliated with UB’s Psychology Department,
is based on the most up-to-date research.
“Our combination of group therapy and medication has been
proven to result in the highest likelihood of staying quit,”
says Lisa Germeroth, the creator and primary clinician of the QUIT
Program, who has treated smokers through the program for two
Germeroth and all other QUIT Program clinicians are advanced
clinical psychology students who have earned their master’s
degrees and are working toward earning their PhDs.
The group therapy sessions take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on
Mondays and Wednesdays, and the Friday of Week Two.
Sessions will run in October, November and December and begin
the first full week of each month. The October session begins on
Monday, Oct. 7 and the registration deadline is Sept. 30.
For registration and information, call the UB Psychological
Services Center at 716-645-3697. The program fee is $65.
The program is open to anyone 18 years or older. While it is
geared toward heavier smokers (10 or more cigarettes smoked per
day), the program also has been successful in helping lighter
“If you are interested in quitting smoking and would
like to see if you are eligible for our program, please call the
Psychological Services Center,” says Germeroth.
“Remember, it is never too early or too late to quit