Smoking Cessation Classes

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Methodist Hospitals’ Smoking Cessation Classes are based on the highly successful American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program, which has helped people across the U.S. take control of their health by quitting smoking.

The classes offer a structured, systematic approach to quitting based on proven addiction and behavior change models. Because not all cessation techniques are effective for all smokers, it includes a comprehensive variety of effective, evidenced-based best practices. Over the course of the curriculum, attendees are given valuable instruction to develop their skills in:

  • Assertive communication
  • Coping and stress management
  • Self-monitoring
  • Weight management

The classes also provide insight into nicotine addition, relapse prevention and the proper use of smoking cessation medicine. Attendees are also taught the value of physical activity and social support in smoking cessation.

The Freedom from Smoking Program consists of eight 90-minute to two-hour session within seven weeks. During each session, participants are encouraged to work on the process of quitting, both as individuals and as a group.

Class size is limited to between 5 and 16 people to facilitate participation and individualized attention. Classes are presented by Freedom From Smoking facilitators, Maryln Hawkins-Knight, RRT; and Kathryn Jercha, RRT.

Within those seven weeks, participants will attend two sessions when they quit smoking during Week 4, and participate in a celebration on Week 8.

Cost is $60.00.

For information or to register, call 1-888-909-DOCS (3627) or click here.

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The Lung Care Center at Methodist Hospitals

Southlake Campus: Pavilion B, 200 East 89th Ave.MerrillvilleIN 46410  •  219-757-7212