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Freedom from Smoking

Triple your chances of successfully breaking the smoking habit! *

To help free yourself of your smoking habit, Dr. Jean-Marc Assaad offers you the Lung Association’s gold-standard Freedom From Smoking® program.

This course (offered in both French and English) consists of 8 weekly sessions (50 minutes each), focussing on positive behaviour change.

Here are highlights of what’s covered in each session:

Session 1

  • Introduction and orientation
  • Building motivation

Session 2

  • Continuing to build motivation
  • Understanding the habit
  • Effects of smoking

Session 3

  • Wanting to Quit
  • Why do you smoke test
  • Triggers and coping strategies

Session 4

  • Quitting
  • Confirming your decision
  • Help, support, contracts, rewards

Session 5

  • Winning Strategies
  • Withdrawal symptoms & benefits of quitting
  • Relaxation skills

Session 6

  • The New You and lifestyle changes
  • Exercise and weight control
  • Social Situations

Session 7

  • Learn to assert yourself
  • Relaxation & exercise strategies
  • Coping and your new self image

Session 8

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Graduation (and celebration!)

Contact us for more information.

* Hughes, J.R. (2000). New Treatments for Smoking Cessation. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 50, 143-151.
Lando, H.A., McGovern, P.G., Barrios, F.X. and Etringer, B.D. (1990). Comparative evaluation of American Cancer Society and American Lung Association smoking cessation clinics. American Journal of Public Health, 80, 554-559.

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