Chicago, IL, August 30, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- As the back-to-school rush wraps up, QuitOnce Chicago smoking cessation classes will soon commence. Beginning September 15 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, adults from all over Chicagoland will begin an eight week quit smoking class with success rates higher than any other program in the area. By Thanksgiving, many of these students will be ex-smokers, even if they don’t think they want to quit smoking.
“It is much more important to learn how to quit than to actually want to quit,” says Carol Southard, RN, MSN, Tobacco Treatment Specialist with over 20 years experience helping smokers overcome their addiction.
The QuitOnce smoking cessation program focuses on the behavioral approach to quitting smoking and offers countless techniques to learn how to live as an ex-smoker even if there is no desire to quit. Classes include a step-by-step plan on how to quit and stay quit, lifestyle change awareness, self-image and weight-control information, as well as stress-management and relaxation techniques. Information about and prescriptions for nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban and Chantix are also provided.
Cessation classes at Northwestern Memorial Hospital begin Monday, September 15, at either noon or 6 PM at 150 East Huron, Suite 1100 (between Michigan Avenue and St. Clair Street). Cost is $200 per person. To register, please call Health Resources & Physician Referral at 312-926-8400. For more information or to inquire about alternate program locations, dates and times, contact Carol Southard at 312 926-2069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the QuitOnce Smoking Cessation Program:
Founded by Carol Southard, RN, MSN, the QuitOnce Smoking Cessation Program is designed to help tobacco users learn how to quit using a comprehensive, evidenced based program that focuses on the physiological, psychological and behavioral approach to successfully quit once and forever. Southard provides group programs, individual consultations, and corporate programs for numerous companies in the Chicago area and beyond.