Very few habits are as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes. Studies have shown that cigarettes contribute to heart disease and lung cancer. They're also expensive. So, there are many reasons to quit. Isn't it about time you found yours?
Southeastern Med is proud to offer smoking cessation classes for people living in Cambridge, Ohio and surrounding areas of Guernsey County. FreshStart is our smoking cessation program. It consists of two 2-hour sessions held during a two-week period.
In each session we’ll discuss the most effective methods and activities for successful quitting, but the single most important element is you and your dedication to fight your addiction to nicotine. FreshStart can be the start of a new you; a you without cigarettes.
FreshStart classes are open to the public. To register, please call Cheryl Keller, RN, CTTS at 740.439.8721.
Why Quit Now?
There are so many benefits to smoking cessation, but it's really up to you to find the reason that motivates you to quit once and for all.
Smoking cessation improves your:
Smoking cessation decreases your risk of developing:
So, what's your reason for kicking the habit?
What Makes FreshStart Different?
Southeastern Med’s FreshStart is different because it's designed entirely for you, the adult smoker. That means no gimmicks, meaningless group activities or busywork. While we use group interaction to support quitting goals, you are given more attention as an individual than the group process. We address the variety of reasons you might have to smoke, including physical addiction, habit and psychological dependency.
How Does it Work?
Our FreshStart program is designed to help you stop smoking in two weeks. We emphasize that smoking cessation is a two-part process. The first step is quitting. The second step is maintaining your freedom from cigarettes.
Depending on the smoker, one step may be more difficult than the other. That’s why we give equal time and attention to both processes. The group and your facilitator will help you stop smoking as quickly as possible by giving you new techniques for ending your physical and psychological need to smoke.
Over the course of the FreshStart program, we'll cover the following topics in detail:
Remember that you are the key to your own fresh start.
Tips for Quitting
Change Your Routine
Coping with Withdrawal
Change Your Way of Thinking
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