The GHS tobacco cessation program is based on the Freshstart program of the American Cancer Society. QuitWell consists of one small group class each week for five weeks. Topics covered include nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), planning a quit date, finding support, uncovering triggers, planning ahead for future stressors and much more. The combination of education, discussions, learning about NRT, and having a support group is scientifically proven to generate extremely positive smoking cessation results.
The tobacco cessation program includes a workbook, handouts, an on-site facilitator, a free weekly support group option, and “Quit Kits” for participants. The class will meet for 5 consecutive weeks for 1 hour each class.
Week 1: Why do I smoke?
Concepts to quitting successfully, reasons for smoking, triggers, cost of smoking, health effects, behavior recognition, benefits of quitting, and rationalizations.
Week 2: Why should I quit?
Health, cost, personal cost, etc.
Week 3: How can I quit?
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), changing behaviors, planning ahead
Week 4: Planning for the Quit Day
Week 5: Quit Day, Now What?
Recap, video, review game, discussion
QuitWell, Tobacco Cessation
GHS offers a tobacco cessation support group that meets every Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Patewood Memorial Hospital main entrance. This free support group includes education and discussion and is open to everyone
Click here for a printable overview of this information. QuitWell can be customized to meet the unique needs of corporations. If you are interested in learning more about offering this program on-site for your employees, contact Pam Wessel at (864) 522-3104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.