Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health, and we want to help you. Did you know that a tobacco-free life can:
- Lower your risk for various types of cancer, including lung cancer.
- Reduce your risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
- Lower your risk for stroke, heart disease and peripheral vascular disease (narrowing of the blood vessels around your heart).
- Improve wound healing and decrease surgical complications.
Freedom from Smoking® Classes
The Parkview Center for Healthy Living offers Freedom from Smoking Classes, free of charge. Freedom from Smoking is an American Lung Association® course designed to help you achieve freedom from nicotine dependencies and improve your overall health and well-being.
This seven-week, eight-session smoking cessation program features:
- Certified facilitators who help each smoker develop an individual, long-term Freedom from Smoking plan.
- Education in stress management, weight control, assertive communication skills, exercise and nicotine replacement therapy.
- Step-by-step method for changing behavior and quitting smoking.
- Group approach using positive thinking, alternative behaviors, one-on-one help and rewards.
- Freedom from Smoking workbook and relaxation CD.
For a full list of upcoming dates and locations, to register for classes or for more information, contact Parkview Center for Healthy Living at 260-266-6500.
Freedom from Smoking® and American Lung Association® are registered trademarks of American Lung Association.
Additional smoking cessation resources
- American Cancer Society
Provides helpful resources to quit smoking, while also focusing on the rewards of living a tobacco-free life, from immediate health benefits to cost savings.
- American Heart Association
Provides information on quitting, dealing with urges and how to plan for your tobacco-free life.
- American Lung Association
Provides information on the health effects of tobacco use and how to quit. They also provide resources for workplaces trying to instill a smoke-free environment.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides additional resources for planning and beginning your tobacco-free journey.
- Healthwise: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?
An interactive tool that measures your readiness to quit smoking. The tool uses the stages-of-change approach, which is based on research about how people typically make behavior changes. Based on your answers, this tool will identify the stage you are in and help you think about what to do next.
- Indiana/Ohio Tobacco Quitline
A free, confidential, program that provides one-on-one coaching to individuals through their tobacco-free journey. Coaches are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to begin your tobacco-free journey.
- National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
Provides resources and statistics specific to the African American community.
Provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
- Quit Smoking Now: Stop Forever
This app highlights the tremendous financial savings, health benefits and overall improvement to your life. It’ll help you take quitting to the next level!
- Smoke Free-Quit Smoking Now
Through this app, you are able to see how much money you’ve saved, how many cigarettes you’ve not smoked, how long you’ve been smoke free, how much of your life you’ve regained and how well your overall health is improving.
- Quit Smoking - Stop Tobacco Mobile Trainer
This app provides you with a “Stop Tobacco Mobile Trainer” that will check-in on your physical and psychological needs, help to keep you motivated throughout the day and help you learn how to control anxiety through various coping mechanisms. You’ll be able to take gradual steps towards living and maintaining a smoke-free lifestyle.