Want to stop smoking?
Quitting smoking and other nicotine products like chewing tobacco is the most important thing you can do for yourself and your family to live a healthier life. Check your health insurance; some policies help cover smoking cessation programs.
Contact the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) at 503-814-CHEC (2432) about the Freedom From Smoking® classes happening at Salem Health. They are offered a few times a year, so if there isn't one currently running, there should be one coming up soon!
This American Lung Association program is the gold standard to help tobacco users quit.
Each of the eight sessions are two hours and cover a wide variety of information needed to prepare to quit using tobacco. A person can still be smoking or using tobacco when starting the classes.
Mid-series, the skilled facilitator works with the group to set a quit date and everyone quits together when possible. The support and education from this program results in high quit rates. You too can quit!
Freedom from Smoking is now free and includes 16 hours of education in a series. Call the CHEC for details at 503-814-CHEC (2432).
Prefer an online class?
The American Lung Association also offers its Freedom From Smoking® course online.
Consider enrolling in the “Premium package” that is a three month commitment to stay with the online group and counselor for only $15; that’s only $5 a month for support needed to change the triggers and habits that often go with becoming an ex-tobacco user.
What about E-cigarettes?
Read our guide about why smokeless does not mean harmless.