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.

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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!

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