Freedom From Smoking Class

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 5:00pm

Tri-County Health Care
415 Jefferson Street North
Wadena, MN 56482

Free

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The American Lung Association has researched and developed the Freedom From Smoking self-help manuals in 1980. It was redesigned and relaunched in 2016, making sure the program remained 'America’s gold standard in smoking cessation programs.'

This program offers a systematic approach to quitting. There is a logical progression from awareness of smoking dependence to actual behavior change. This program has a positive focus, by emphasizing the benefits of better health and improved lifestyle habits as well as mastery of one’s own life. The activities and assignments provide individuals who smoke with proven strategies for changing their behavior and lifestyle.

What is in it for me?

For those who regularly attend and actively participate, the common benefits are:

-Build and maintain motivation (being able to be confident that you can STAY QUIT!)

-Stress and weight management

-Relapse prevention and social support

How it works:

-You are given the tools to thoughtfully manage nicotine addiction, unlearn the automatic behavior of smoking

-Meet weekly with tobacco cessation facilitator and group

-Develop effective coping skills and learn about the proper use of quit-smoking medications

What is the cost to me:

Currently, there is no fee for the class. It is unknown, at this time, if future classes will be offered at no charge. So, take advantage of this amazing program while it is free.

The schedule and topics are as follows:

Session 1 - Thinking About Quitting

Session 2 - On the Road to Freedom

Session 3 - Wanting to Quit

Session 4 - Quit Day

Session 5 - Winning Strategies (48-hour follow-up from Quit Day)

Session 6 - The New You

Session 7 - Staying Off

Session 8 - Celebration

Instructor: Melissa Spandl

Register by calling 320-631-7574

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