Southeastern Idaho Public Health Partners With Idaho State University Health Center To Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Program
Do you know someone trying to quit tobacco? If so, Southeastern Idaho Public Health, and Idaho State University Health Center are pleased to offer Pocatello community members an opportunity to join the Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Program. Fresh Start is a FREE program that takes you through the quitting process one step at a time in a supportive environment. It offers a method for quitting based on the premise that smoking is a learned activity. A certified facilitator will help you understand when and why you smoke so you can learn to fight your addiction and quit for good.
Interested smokers and chewers are encouraged to attend the February 2017 Fresh Start Program. The program will begin on Wednesday, February 1st and will be consecutively taught for four sessions through Wednesday, February 22nd. The program will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Idaho State University Health Center located at 990 Cesar Chavez Avenue in Pocatello.
During the first session, the facilitator will explain the program, how it works, and what you can expect from the program. In the following weeks, you develop a deeper understanding of what triggers your need to smoke and ways to cope without lighting up. Each session builds your confidence and motivation until your quit date. Program sessions address a number of key issues such as managing stress, nicotine withdrawal, medications, weight control, and long-term strategies for staying free from tobacco.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited for this program. For more information or to register for the program, please call 478-6316 or visit www.siphidaho.org.