Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?
Freedom From Smoking provides the kind of motivation, encouragement and support needed to stop smoking for good. Classes are free and open to all adults age 18 years of age and older.
To register, call 216-778-7503 or email [email protected].
Freedom from Smoking
The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® Program is offered at MetroHealth Medical Center, our satellite clinics, and at community centers such as libraries. This 7-week, 8-session program provides the skills, tools, and support needed to successfully stop smoking. The classes are offered in English.
- Freedom From Smoking provides the kind of motivation, encouragement and support needed to stop smoking for good.
- A quit-smoking counselor, trained by the American Lung Association, teaches you how to identify your addiction to nicotine and what it takes to overcome the cravings.
- Group sessions highlight how to keep from relapsing and effective relaxation and stress reduction techniques.
- Classes are free and open to all adults age 18 years of age and older.
- Nicotine replacement products (NRT) are available for class participants and are free to those who qualify.
- Class schedules vary by time and location throughout the MetroHealth System.
How to Register
Ready To Quit?
- Do I want to quit smoking for myself? Y N
- Is quitting smoking a #1 priority for me? Y N
- Have I tried to quit smoking before? Y N
- Do I believe that smoking is dangerous to my health? Y N
- Am I committed to trying to quit even though it may be tough at first? Y N
- Are my family, friends and co-workers willing to help me quit smoking? Y N
- Besides health reasons, do I have other personal reasons for quitting smoking? Y N
- Will I be patient with myself if I backslide? Y N
Total number of YES answers: ____
If you answered Yes to 4 or more of these questions, you ARE ready to QUIT!
Tips for Quitting
- Set a quit date and stick to it
- Get the support from family, friends and co-workers
- Get rid of all tobacco products and ashtrays
- Review past attempts to quit, what worked and what did not
- Talk to your doctor about nicotine replacement therapy (patch, gum, lozenge)
- Be a support to someone else who is quitting
- Learn how to handle the urge to smoke
- Reward yourself and remember the benefits you will enjoy as a non-smoker
The Ohio Quit Line is available 24/7 to provide telephone counseling and free nicotine patches to those who qualify.
Call 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669)
This program is funded by The MetroHealth Foundation and The Saint Luke's Foundation.