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Smoking Cessation Classes

Smoking Cessation Classes

This is a four-session series.

The American Cancer Society FRESHSTART® Smoking Cessation Program is designed to guide participants in selecting a method of quitting while providing social support in a group setting led by a trained facilitator.

The Freshstart program follows methods and techniques that have been researched and proven to be successful for people trying to quit smoking. Some of these methods include learning problem-solving skills and receiving support and encouragement throughout the quitting process. Increasing quit attempts for smokers is a promoted strategy for reducing tobacco prevalence (David T. Levy, 2010). The goal of the Freshstart program is to get participants to make a quit attempt, because we know with every subsequent attempt, a smoker is more likely to quit.

Your company or oganization provides Freshstart facilitators, who take advantage of free online registration and certifcation. Facilitators access training from the website and complete it on their own schedules. Once certified, they will gain access to materials and resources to help implement the program, including a participant guide, which is available for a nomial fee. The participant guide is filled with information and exercises all designed around the Stages of Change for smoking cessation – precontemplation, contemplation, action and maintenance.

For more information or to register, please call 1-800-424-DOCS (3627)


$25, which will be returned at the completion of the classes. We must have at least four participants to offer classes.

March 5, 12, 19, 26 (Saturdays) 6pm – 7pm
July 2, 9, 16, 23 (Saturdays) 6pm – 7pm
November 5, 12, 19, 26 (Saturdays) 6pm – 7pm 

FRESH START* is a series of FREE classes developed by the American Cancer Society.