Freedom from Smoking participants celebrated the program’s one-year anniversary in September 2015.

Freedom from Smoking participants celebrated the program’s one-year anniversary in September 2015.

Freedom from Smoking Program

Freedom From Smoking is a free seven-week program open to anyone who is ready to quit smoking. New sessions start regularly. Participants have one-on-one support from a certified tobacco treatment specialist and their fellow group members in this proven program. During the weekly sessions, group members hear first-hand stories from former smokers and get information on nicotine replacement therapies, healthy eating habits and stress management.

Since it was introduced by the American Lung Association (ALA) almost 30 years ago, the Freedom From Smoking program has helped more than a million Americans end their addiction to nicotine. The program is offered by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and uses materials provided by the ALA.

For information or to find out when our next session begins, contact Pat Franklin, certified tobacco treatment specialist, at (501) 944-5934 or plfranklin@uams.edu, or check the calendar of events.

Read more about how Freedom From Smoking has changed the lives of two of its participants here.

 

Clinic-based Smoking Cessation Program

An in-clinic smoking cessation program is helping people quit through one-on-one counseling. Now in its third year, the program has shown a 70 percent short-term success rate in getting patients off tobacco.

Using a face-to-face approach, the smoking cessation team meets with patients each Monday and Thursday afternoon in the seventh floor clinics. Patients may request to participate in the program or can be referred by their physician. Call (501) 944-5934 for information about this program.