ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS: HSHS St. John’s Hospital to Offer Six-Week Smoking Cessation Program
St. John's Hospital Springfield Illinois issued the following announcement on Feb. 12.
Quitting smoking is not about just breaking a bad habit, it is about changing your life so cigarettes are no longer a part of it. “Stop Smoking. Start Living,” offered through the mind-body health services department at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, is a six-week support group program to empower individuals to enjoy a smoke-free life.
Week I: Preparing for a smoke-free life. Participants identify reasons for quitting, barriers to becoming smoke-free, a support network and strategies to avoid triggers and deal with cravings.
Week II: Continuing to prepare for a smoke-free life. Review the steps needed to prepare for a quit date, identify any problem areas, choose a quit date and begin working on a 24-hour action plan to get through the quit date.
Week III: Begin a smoke-free life. Finalize the 24-hour action plan to get through the quit date and make a commitment to quit smoking cigarettes and start living smoke-free.
Week IV: Celebrate successes and overcome obstacles. Report successes, identify challenges/ barriers experienced and create a plan for meeting and overcoming the obstacles.
Week V and VI: Living smoke-free. Participants give and receive support as they continue to identify supports for smoke-free living and create strategies to remove barriers.
The next “Stop Smoking…Start Living” session starts Wednesday, March 13 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $60. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (217) 544-LIVE (5483). To register, go to st-johns.org/stopsmoking.
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