Free Quit Smoking Classes
Register for a free series of smoking cessation classes at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital in August.
The class size is limited to 10 for comfortable group interaction and discussion. Groups discuss changes they made that helped them stay quit as well as quitting issues they need help overcoming.
Class leaders recommend that attendees go to all classes because they build on each other to help the participant develop a personalized quit plan. Please call 513-603-8601 to register by August 16, 2019.
The classes take place from 6-7 p.m. in a staff lounge on the main level of the hospital.
The classes take place on the following dates:
- Wednesday, August 21
- Thursday, August 22
- Wednesday, August 28
- Thursday, August 29
Mercy Health’s program follows the American Cancer Society’s Freshstart program, with each class building on the previous class to explore physical and psychological aspects of nicotine addiction.
Class One is called “Decide to Quit.” It covers the negative health consequences of smoking and helps motivate attendees to quit the habit.
Class Two is the “Plan to Quit” class and it takes attendees through choosing a quit date, medications that can help smokers quit the habit, the importance of support and building a support group and preparing for the quit date.
Class Three is called “Your Quit Day.” This class covers topics such as how to quit successfully, dealing with nicotine withdrawal and cravings and positive thinking.
Class Four is the “Staying Quit” class. It covers mental planning, recovering from slips and lung screenings and provides information about the Ohio Quit Line.
The instructor suggests each attendee sign up for the Ohio Quit Line for additional support while quitting.