Smoking Cessation Classes
The Regional Cancer Center of Memorial Medical Center has an established smoking cessation program. Our trained facilitators teach classes using the Freedom from Smoking program from the American Lung Association, which is an evidence-based program. Smoking cessation classes provide participants with the tools and resources needed to successfully end nicotine addiction.
Smoking is a complex process involving physical, mental and social interactions. The Freedom from Smoking program helps participants learn to manage cravings, thoughts and social relationships to maximize successful outcomes. Smoking cessation/quitting is a complicated process, which may require numerous attempts by a participant.
The objectives of this program are to:
- Provide instruction to participants on smoking cessation and nicotine dependence
- Assist participants in identifying patterns of behavior and smoking patterns
- Develop personal motivation to quit, by providing patients with health information
- Facilitate the making of individualized plans for quitting, tailored to the person’s needs
- Provide participants with information on medications to help with nicotine cessation
- Provide participants with tools to control stress and triggers
- Celebrate success of participants when they stop smoking
- Promote relapse prevention and provide social support to stay nicotine-free
- Improve health and wellness of participants
If you or someone you care about is interested in learning more about Memorial’s smoking cessation program, please call 217-788-3559.
Additional Resources to Quit Smoking:
Illinois Tobacco Quitline: 1-866-784-8937 (M – F 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
American Lung Association Lung Helpline: 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872)