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Commit to Quit! Group Program

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man breathing in fresh air outsideA free six-session program provided over Zoom, the Commit to Quit! group program provides an encouraging and understanding environment designed to support your quit journey. Curriculum is based on four pillars – Awareness, Support, Planning and Goals. Each 60-minute session is facilitated by trained lifestyle counselors and cessation experts. Resources for further individualized services are provided, if needed. 

The first weekly series starts at noon Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Not available in September? Email us with your interest and we'll keep you posted on the other sessions happening throughout the year!

The program is flexible – you can choose which sessions you want to attend. Come for one or come for all of the sessions. It's your choice. Internet access is required for participation.

Session topics include:

Session 1: Why Quit Now?

Being a current smoker/vaper or nicotine user increases your risk for chronic disease and severe illness, including COVID-19. We’ll discuss the risks of nicotine use, what to expect in the program, personal goals and next steps.

Session 2: Breaking the Chain

According to the American Lung Association, there is a "three-link chain" of physical, social and mental components to nicotine addiction. Users have a better chance of quitting and staying nicotine free if they address all three parts of the chain: physical, mental and social. This session will look at the role of each of these.

Session 3: Exploring Quit Aids

There are a variety of FDA-approved medications for nicotine dependence. We’ll explore these and how they may help you be successful in your quit journey.

Session 4: Engage Your Support System

Support can come in many forms and is important, for both your successes and challenges. Social support can be an integral element to quitting smoking/vaping or nicotine use. We’ll explore other tools, such as apps, that can be helpful as well.

Session 5: Stress as a Trigger

Stress and smoking/vaping or nicotine use often go hand in hand, but they don’t have to. We’ll discuss stressors, stress management and resources for relief.

Session 6: Staying the Course

How do you stay on course with your goals? Learn how to become aware of your triggers, how to avoid them and what to do if you get off track.