Quit & Stay Quit Mondays
A series of free, weekly online classes titled Quit & Stay Quit Mondays are offered by the Cancer Institute. Individual goal-setting consultations also are available for anyone who desires to quit smoking.
For a schedule of upcoming classes or to schedule a consultation, call 501-526-5448 and leave a message with your name and number or email LDCullers@uams.edu. All classes and consultations are conducted by certified tobacco cessation specialists.
Quit & Stay Quit Mondays highlights key practices that can help a person quit smoking and introduces the idea of using Monday as a recurring day to start quitting again.
Class topics may include:
- Alphabet Soup: Going from A – Z on the continuum of change. Before setting a quit day, you can starting quitting.
- Cold Turkey or Slow Turkey: Cessation options, medications and making a choice.
- Quit Tobacco? That’s Easy. Done it a Million Times: Practical tips for turning setbacks into success.
- Letting Go: Preparing for Quit Day.
- Been There, Done It: Panel of ex-smokers share their journey from smoker to non-smoker.
- My Friend, My Enemy: Health risk of smoking, recovery timeline and a personal letter to “My Friend, My Enemy.”
Freedom from Smoking Program
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Freedom from Smoking is temporarily suspended.
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.
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.