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Queen’s Transplant Center does not support the use tobacco/nicotine, illegal drugs, or narcotics not prescribed by a physician in transplant candidates as this compromises your health and graft function, and may lead to complications. Tobacco/nicotine includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, kreteks, electronic cigarettes, nicotine patches, and any other smokeless tobacco.

If you are being evaluated for Liver Transplant, you must abstain from alcohol both now and after transplant, as this can severely damage your organ and your health.

“Illegal drugs” includes any and all forms of the following substances: marijuana, synthetic marijuana, cocaine, heroin and opiates, “ice” or crystal meth, or any other substances not prescribed by your physician. Even if you have a medical marijuana card, your insurance company may not cover you for transplant if you are using it.

If you are using any substances, you may be declined for transplant or referred for substance abuse counseling and/or a formal rehabilitation program. If you need help in quitting substances, you may contact the following resources or a transplant social worker for more information, at (808) 691-8897.

SIGH Smoking Intervention Guided Healing (808) 691-4705
Call the Queen’s SIGH Program for tobacco cessation to talk to a Quit Coach.

Hawaii Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) www.ClearTheSmoke.org
Talk to a Quit Coach to create a plan that will work for you.

Narcotics Anonymous (808) 734-4357 www.na-hawaii.org
Find a safe, confidential meeting to share with and learn from others.

Alcoholics Anonymous (808) 946-1438 www.oahucentraloffice.com
Find a safe, confidential meeting to share with and learn from others.

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