There is no denying tobacco use is one of the hardest habits to break, especially on your own. That's why Ellis Fischel Cancer Center has a Quit Tobacco Now program to help tobacco users kick the habit for good.
The program is completely free and open to anyone in the mid-Missouri area. 4-5 10 week class sessions offered each calendar year.
Here's How it Works
Quit Tobacco Now consists of five bi-weekly virtual classes held over the course of 10 week.. The class meets every other Tuesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to discuss a variety of topics, including the science behind addictions, quitting strategies, coping mechanisms and more. Each session will include a group discussion as well as an activity to help guide an overall quit plan. Participants can join via phone or video.
Throughout the entire program, participants will also have access to free nicotine replacement therapy products, such as patches, gum or lozenges. Read about the impact of the program on one participant here. Find information about our Lung Cancer Screening services.
- Session 1:
- Effects of tobacco use
- Health benefits of quitting
- Types of addiction dependence
- Session 2:
- Quit dates and preparation strategies
- Benefits of cutting back
- Importance of active planning
- Coping strategies
- Session 3:
- Urges and cravings
- Managing emotions
- Relaxation strategies
- Strategies for cutting back
- Session 4:
- Planning for "high risk" relapse scenarios
- Strategies for cigarette refusal
- Weight gain
- Importance of rewarding successes
- Session 5:
- Lapses and relapses
- Resolving conflict
- Stress management
- Lifestyle changes
Enroll in the Next Class
To join, complete the following form and one of our class facilitators will reach out with more details.
For additional questions about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.