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Coliseum Medical Centers
Coliseum Northside Hospital

Smoking Cessation Classes

Congratulations! You want to quit smoking. Seven out of ten smokers do. Quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do for yourself and your family.

In conjunction with the American Lung Association, Coliseum Medical Centers is offering the ALA’s Freedom From Smoking® group program. You will get the kind of support and skills you need to quit smoking for good.

Getting Help to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life. Stopping smoking can be tough but smokers don’t have to quit alone. Freedom From Smoking, the leading adult smoking cessation program for over 25 years, shows you how to quit for good in a supportive setting. The program teaches the skills and techniques that have been proven to help smokers quit.

How does it work?

Offered through Coliseum’s Center for Pulmonary Health Program, you will meet with a small group of people so you get personal attention. And because no two smoker are alike, the program helps you create your own quit plan. Having the support of others is important while quitting smoking. The other people in the program know exactly what you’re going though and provide support when you need it most. Once six people or more have signed up, we will start a new group. It is an 8-wk program and there is a $25.00 charge for the workbook and relaxation CD.

What topics are covered?

At the workshop, you’ll get a participant workbook that covers the following topics:

  • Knowing if you’re ready to quit smoking
  • Medicines to help you quit smoking
  • Lifestyle changes that make quitting easier
  • Preparing for Quit Day
    • Coping strategies
    • Managing stress
    • Avoiding weight gain
  • Developing a new self-image
  • How to stay smoke free for good

You’ll also get a relaxation exercises cd that helps you relax more as you quit.

How do you sign up?

Contact the Coliseum Center for Pulmonary Health at (478) 751-0449.