Freedom from Smoking

American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking®

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16.8% of all U.S. adults age 18 years or older smoke cigarettes. The facts are:

  • Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death.
  • Smoking can make it more difficult for women to get pregnant and increase her risk of a premature birth.
  • Smoking increases your risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease.
  • Quitting smoking lowers your risk of smoking-related diseases and can add years to your life.

The good news is it is never too late to quit using tobacco.

Freedom From Smoking® is an evidence-based eight session smoking cessation program designed to help you quit smoking and remain smoke-free. The program stresses the following elements:

  • Assertive Communication    
  • Coping skills
  • Quit-smoking medications   
  • Motivation
  • Nicotine Addiction                  
  • Physical Activity
  • Recovery and grief               
  • Relapse prevention
  • Self-monitoring                     
  • Social support
  • Stress management              
  • Weight Management

Both individual and group sessions are available.   To schedule an appointment contact:

Heritage Valley Community Health Services: 1-866-328-8389, option #2.

 

 

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