Everglades AHEC - Tobacco Department
5725 Corporate Way, Suite 102
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone 561.688.9591
Toll Free 1.877.819.2357
Fax 561.688.9592
Email info@eahec.org



Links to Quit

If you're ready to quit, we're ready to help!
Just call 561-688-9591 or
Email: qvanwie@eachec.org
to Sign-Up Today!

 

Quit Smoking Now Success Plan customized just for you!

A. Assessment

The first step to success is a Quit Smoking Now assessment performed by a healthcare professional. The smoker is asked about his or her medical history, smoking habits, treatment preferences, triggers to smoking, and past quit attempts – what worked, what didn't work. These questions help determine level of addiction to nicotine and help the smoker become more aware of how and why they smoke.

B. Success Plan

By getting a complete picture of an individual smoker, the healthcare professional and the smoker can then create a customized plan for success to use in the upcoming six sessions. The Quit Smoking Now assessment takes the confusion out of the many nicotine replacement therapies and medications and answers the questions of how to use, how long to use and how to properly use each product for the most benefit. When combined with the six group sessions, the likelihood of success is significantly increased.

C. Program is Free

There is no cost to enroll in the program. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patch, gum, lozenge) is available at no cost to all participants.

D. Counseling

When performed by trained smoking cessation experts, counseling is an effective and critical component of any quit smoking effort. In fact, according to a recent study in the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” counseling, when combined with certain prescription drugs, can double the success rate of individuals who are trying to stop smoking.

E. Your Progress Week by Week

Session A—Tobacco: Friend or Foe?

  • Effects of Tobacco on Health
  • Other Forms of Tobacco
  • Secondhand Smoke
  • Killer Ingredients
  • Changes in Your CO
  • Reasons to Quit
  • Ready, Set, Go!
  • Your Total Tobacco Use
  • Pharmacological Treatments & Options
  • NRT Tips
  • Is NRT Right for You?
  • Choose Your Quit Day
  • Quit Zones
  • References

Session B—Managing Addiction

  • Why Do You Use Tobacco?
  • Find Your Score
  • Addiction Pathway
  • Stages of Change
  • Obstacles to Quitting
  • Changes When Smokers Quit
  • References

Session C—Let’s Quit Now!

  • The 4 D’s: Coping with Withdrawal
  • Coping with Withdrawal Symptoms
  • What to Do Instead of Using Tobacco
  • QuitLine Support
  • How Much Money Will Be Saved When You Quit Tobacco?
  • Counting Your Costs: What Do You Spend on Tobacco?
  • References

Session D—Develop a Plan for Life – Without Tobacco!

  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Lifestyle Review
  • References

Session E—Relapse Prevention

  • Preventing Relapse
  • Avoiding Triggers
  • Managing Stress
  • Stress Management Activities
  • HALT: Manage Feelings that Trigger Cravings
  • References

Session F—Congratulations, Now Stay the Course

  • Congratulations!
  • Take a Moment to Note
  • The Recovery Process
  • Follow-up: Staying in Touch
  • References

To find a class near you, please view our Calendar

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