Freedom From Smoking Program (FFS) • Introduced in 1981 (30 years) • Focus on behavior and lifestyle changes • Anyone can stop smoking, staying quit is the difficult part. • Group interaction is a critical part of the program. • Relapse • Medically sound (“Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical practice guideline” by US Dept of HHS)
Three-Link Chain of Addiction Biological Psychological Sociocultural
Session 1 “Thinking About Quitting”(Week 1)Three-link chain of addition Pros and cons of quittingDiscuss triggers and coping skillsUsing medication to help you quitAssignment: Pack Tracks Session 2“On the Road to Freedom” (Week 2) Learning not to smoke: Self Management Stress Management Touch base on the track pack assignment Discuss nicotine dependency Cover specific information on medications to quit smoking
Session 3“Wanting to Quit”(Week 3)Review pack track assignmentMake a quit planBuilding social support: The Buddy SystemIdentify high-risk situations to prepare for relapse Session 4“Quit Day” (Week 4) Panel of ex-smokers Quitting Ceremony Contract and Reward (2 days) Calendar Scorecard Recovery Symptoms Overcoming slips and avoiding relapse
Session 5 “Winning Strategies”(Week 4)48-Hour Report: Recovery symptomsPsychological Recovery: Grief ProcessCoping strategiesWhat to do if you slipRefining your quit planStress ManagementActivity: Relaxation Exercise Session 6 “The New You” (Week 5) Progress Review Lifestyles changes to stay quit Goal setting for weight management Tips for staying smoke-free Ways to stay smoke-free in social settings
Session 7 “Staying Off”(Week 6)Physical activity for a fit lifeAssertive communicationChanging your self-imagePlan a celebration Session 8 “Celebration” (Week 7) Change is worth celebrating !!! Reflect on the experience Reinforce relapse prevention Strategies for managing thoughts Lets celebrate your new lifestyle !!!
Worksite Smoking Cessation Program How to get started … Facilitator Training Information Session Required Material 7 week Commitment
Benefits of a Smoking Cessation Program in the Workplace Tammy Calderon, (512)486-5353 TX Department of Transportation