Quit smoking program for staff held on campus
A number of staff members took the initial step to a healthier life by participating in a quit smoking program held on campus.
Professional advice and assistance is provided through this educational and evidence based program. Research has shown that about 85% of smokers wish to stop smoking, and about 75% have actually tried to quit. However, for most people quitting smoking is a very difficult thing to do.
What does the program cover?
- Evidence based strategies for quitting
- The effects of specific behaviours, for eg, ‘cutting down’ or smoking ‘light’ cigarettes
- Potential effects of continued smoking
- Addressing withdrawal and ‘habit’
- Barriers, and how to overcome them
- Medications available for quitting, and how to use them
- Health benefits of quitting
- Weight gain
- Managing stress
- Managing cravings and challenging pro-smoking thoughts
Who runs the program?
This program is conducted by a professional clinician who is endorsed by Quitline NSW and has extensive experience and success in smoking cessation.
What can be expected from the program?
This is a highly supported group program that guides attendees through the development and implementation of a quit plan.
- No-one is judged
- Participants set their own goals and advice is tailored accordingly
- Support is emphasised, not competition between participants
- Sessions are conducted in a fun, easy to learn and supported environment
- There are no scary pictures (unless requested by the participants)
- All levels of motivation are welcome – even if you don’t want to quit right then