With tobacco smoke containing a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals, smoking significantly increases the risk for serious health problems and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the benefits of quitting are immediate, some smokers may need help to kick the habit – studies show that individuals are four-times more likely to quit using tobacco when participating in a structured program compared to attempting to quit on their own.
In an effort to provide those who want to quit smoking with the tools and support necessary to succeed, Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention, a division of the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network, is offering a six-week Tobacco Quit program beginning Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus.
Led by certified tobacco specialist Deena Cohen, BA, CADC, WTS, CTTS, who has assisted others with tobacco cessation for 10 years, program participants receive a quit smoking plan to meet their individual needs. Participants also benefit from ongoing one-on-one, group and family counseling; receive effective tools to reduce withdrawal symptoms; and learn weight and stress management strategies. In addition, the program provides participants with information on the latest prescription and over-the-counter smoking cessation medications including Zyban, Chantix and the Nicotine Patch, Gum, Lozenges, Inhaler and Nasal Spray.
Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention has helped thousands of people overcome their addiction to nicotine. The Tobacco Quit Group meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, located at 600 River Avenue in Lakewood in Conference Room D from June 16 through July 21. Cost is $25 per session. For more information and to register, please call 732-914-3815.
About Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention
Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention (IFP) provides comprehensive wellness services to address the social and emotional needs of individuals, children, families and professionals. For more information, or to learn how you can bring IFP’s programs and services to your school, family, agency and/or corporation, please call 732-914-3815 or visitinstituteforprevention.com.