Category: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention

Address: 52579 Highway 51 South, Independence, LA 70443

The Louisiana Tobacco Control Initiative (LA-TCI) provides FREE, evidence-based smoking cessation services at Lallie Kemp Medical Center.  Designated staff member Debby Durapau, MS, CTTS offers several quit smoking options for patients and employees, including:

  • Individual face-to-face behavioral counseling; sessions upon request
  • Group behavioral counseling; classes held several times a month
  • Referral to the state’s Quitline for FREE telephone or web-based counseling
  • Referral to the Louisiana Smoking Cessation Trust program for FREE counseling and medication*
  • Assistance with obtaining a prescription for cessation medication from a person’s primary care doctor to help them quit

Contact: Debby Durapau, MS, CTTS

More Information: 985-878-1362 or

Lallie Kemp Medical Center Smoking Cessation Services

52579 Highway 51 South, Independence, LA 70443

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