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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 serveral times a month call the number below to register
  • Referral to the state’s Quitline for FREE telephone or web-based counseling
  • Referal 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 help them quit 

Click here for more information about the LA-TCI, or you may contact your TCI Cessation Specialist directly using the information below.

Debby Durapau, MS, CTTS
Office Location: Six-Plex building Door 16
Office Number: 985-878-1362
Email address:

*To qualify for the FREE Lousiana Smoking Cessation Trust program a person must attest to having begun smoking before September 1, 1988, and be a Louisiana resident.


Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center
52579 Hwy 51 South, Independence, LA 70443
(985) 878-9421 | map | directions