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Freedom From Smoking® Classes
Freedom From Smoking® is a group quitting class facilitated by one of Henry Ford's trained tobacco treatment experts.
Freedom From Smoking classes provide group treatment for tobacco dependence and consist of 8 sessions over the course of 7 weeks. The group prepares for a shared "quit day" (session 4) by learning about medications that can help them stop, lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, and how to stay smoke-free for good. As the weeks continue you will receive structured support and advice from fellow group members and staff. See our flyer for details.
What can you expect?
Session One: Thinking about quitting — the Chain of Addiction, deciding to quit, measuring carbon monoxide levels, tracking your smoking habit, identifying triggers, using medication.
Session Two: Learning not to smoke — lifestyle changes and boosting self-confidence, stress management, relaxation, reasons to quit, health effects of tobacco, nicotine addiction and medication review.
Session Three: Wanting to Quit — reinforcing motivation, review and discussion of nicotine addiction, reviewing "Pack Tracks," making a quit plan, relaxation exercises, building social support.
Session Four: Quit Day — contract and rewards, buddy system, recovery symptoms, overcoming slips and avoiding relapse.
Session Five (Note: takes place during the same week as Quit Day for extra support): Winning Strategies — 48-hour report, measuring carbon monoxide levels, medication review, the Grief Cycle, benefits of quitting, coping strategies, review and refine quit plan, relaxation exercises.
Session Six: The New You — medication review, lifestyle changes to stay quit, weight management, tips for staying smoke-free, handling social situations.
Session Seven: Staying Off — medication review, physical activity, image of a non-smoker, assertive communication, celebration planning.
Session Eight: Celebration — medication review, carbon monoxide levels, celebrating change, challenge your thinking to manage stress, planning a smoke-free lifestyle, clean air for everyone, celebration!
There is a $20 fee for class materials, payable upon pre-registration (may be waived in some cases). Cost of medications depends on your insurance policy.