Smoking Cessation Classes

Our program takes an individualized approach and offers:

  • Individual coaching and counseling with a registered nurse;
  • Our American Lung Association-trained facilitators are available at each class session to answer questions and coach you through stopping smoking. All facilitators provide contact information for between-class support. Our facilitators are prepared to help you create a stop-smoking plan that will provide you with the support you need to successfully become a non-smoker.
  • Tobacco cessation classes and peer support;
  • Participants support each other by offering encouragement for quitting smoking.
  • Eight sessions of class cover every topic you need to become a non-smoker.

1. Thinking about quitting - understand addiction and the benefits of quitting.
2. On the road to freedom - lifestyle changes, reasons to stop smoking, and quit-smoking medication information.
3.Wanting to quit - Create your plan to quit smoking and learn how to help a friend quit.
4.Quit day - reward yourself. Winning strategies - what to do if you get off track
5- 7. The new you - tips for staying smoke free, weight control and hunger. Staying off - activity and communication.
8. Celebration - preventing relapse, celebrate change.

Our American Lung Association-trained facilitators are experienced in helping men and women become non-smokers. They can provide you with the resources and knowledge you need to stop smoking.

Mary Ripper, MSW, LCSW, CCDP-D, OSW-C
Belinda Krchelich, RN-BC, BSN, OCN

For more information or to register, call the James E. Cary Cancer Center at (573) 406-5800.

Use the sign up form on this webpage to be notified about the upcoming Smoking Cessation classes.

The next round of Smoking Cessation Classes are:

Break Free: Freedom from Smoking Class 

5:00pm-6:00pm at James E Cary Cancer Center 
Facilitator, Mary Ripper, MSW, LCSW, CCDP-D, OSW-C
Contact: 573-406-5800 or 573-406-5812 

Please call 573-406-5800 or 573-406-5812 if you will be unable to attend for planning purposes. Thank you. During poor weather, the class may be rescheduled so call before coming if you have not heard from me. I look forward to working with you.  Sincerely, Mary Ripper

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