Freedom From Smoking works.
The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® program can help people who are ready to quit smoking now and for good.
Because most people know that smoking is dangerous to their health, the program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit.
All Freedom From Smoking® products are regularly reviewed and updated to make sure Freedom From Smoking® remains "America's gold standard in smoking cessation programs."
The Freedom From Smoking® facilitators use techniques based on pharmacological and psychological principles and methods designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior.
No single quit smoking technique is effective for all smokers so the program includes a comprehensive variety of evidence-based cessation techniques.
The curriculum also includes the latest research about nicotine replacement therapy (gum, inhalers, patches, lozenges and nasal spray) and other smoking cessation medications such as Zyban® and Chantix®.
Why use Freedom From Smoking?
Since it was first introduced more than 35 years ago, the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® program has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans end their addiction to nicotine and begin new smoke-free lives.
Ranked the most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business, Freedom From Smoking® is based on proven addiction and behavior change models.
The program offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting, and its positive messaging emphasizes the benefits of better health.
Evaluation studies have shown that people who participate in Freedom From Smoking®:
- Experience immediate health benefits;
- Learn to address the physical, mental and social aspects of their addiction;
- Are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who quit on their own; and
- When used in combination with smoking cessation medication, up to 60 percent of participants report having quit smoking by the end of the program.
Each participant will receive a copy of the Freedom From Smoking participant workbook that provides tools each week to help them in their journey towards quit!
Cost of the class is $25 per participant and scholarships are available if needed.