Smoking Cessation

Mercyhealth offers a smoking cessation program that focuses on a variety of evidence-based practices. The clinic is delivered in a small group setting to give participants personalized attention and the support of their peers. To meet the needs of different learning styles, instruction includes lectures, group discussions and skills practice.

The course is taught by registered nurses who are certified in the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking® program. Seven sessions, over a six-week period, introduce participants to key stages of behavior change:

Preparation phase: laying the foundation for success

Quit day: affirming the decision to quit

Maintenance phase: providing skills and support to stay smoke free

Each participant will receive a workbook that will provide detailed information on the following topics:

  • Thinking about, wanting to and preparing to quit
  • Quitting smoking with medications
  • Preparing for quit day
  • Coping strategies
  • Managing Stress
  • Quitting smoking with medications
  • Building a new self-image
  • Preventing relapse
  • Avoiding weight gain

Everyone who goes through the clinic also receives a “Relaxation Exercises” CD.

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