Smoking Cessation Webinar Series
Did you know that each year, on the Thursday before thanksgiving, the American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout?
The Great American Smokeout challenges smokers to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, in the hopes that this decision will continue on forever. These events began in the 1970s, when smoking and secondhand smoke were common. In November 2013, GWU announced its Smoke-Free Initiative in accordance with the 37th annual Great American Smokeout. This policy made GW one of approximately 1,700 colleges and universities who have banned smoking to date.
This year we are offering a two part webinar series on how to stop smoking, and how to maintain it!
These webinars are offered for faculty and staff by Aetna Resources for Living (ARFL) through the Employee Assistance Program.
Smoking Cessation Part 1: Thinking about Quitting Smoking
This seminar provides information about quitting tobacco use. The attendee will learn the many benefits of quitting and will also be:
- Provided state‐of‐the art, credible information about tobacco use
- Helped to assess readiness to quit smoking
- Given an overview of cessation techniques and approaches
- Helped to determine which approach might work best
Smoking Cessation Part 2: How to Manage after Quitting Smoking
This seminar provides an understanding of what to expect and provides tips to manage the cravings.
- Learn about the healing process
- Making it through the first few days
- Tips to reduce weight gain
- Manage stress and irritability
- Learn some healthy practices