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
- Nicotine Addiction
- Physical Activity
- Recovery and grief
- Relapse prevention
- 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.