Smoking Programs

Since 1892, the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic has been conquering lung disease through many efforts, including education and community service. To further our goal of promoting lung health and preventing lung disease, we have a variety of programs to teach children and adults how to keep their lungs healthy. Topics include smoking cessation classes, support groups for lung disease patients to summer camps for asthmatic children. Please call your local office at 1-800-LUNG-USA for program topics, availability and schedules.

Freedom From Smoking (FFS)

Freedom From Smoking is a 7-session group program led by experts who understand why people smoke. The program uses a positive behavioral change approach that teaches participants how to become non-smokers for good. Participants get special attention in developing their own quitting plan, dealing with recovery symptoms, controlling weight, managing stress through relaxation techniques that work, and being ready to fight those urges to go back to smoking. Freedom From Smoking® is also available FREE on-line.

N-O-T (Not On Tobacco)

N-O-T is the teen stop-smoking program from the American Lung Association. N-O-T was developed just for teens; not adapted from a program for adults. It’s the first program that has separate boys’ and girls’ groups so that teens can relax and talk about issues that are most important to them. Specially chosen facilitators from schools and the community lead these groups.

Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.)

T.A.T.U. is a program that employs a peer-teaching model as the delivery mechanism to teach young people about tobacco use. Teens become advocates for tobacco-free communities. Peer involvement and communication are based on face-to-face interactions and planned activities. Planned activities stimulate active participation, learning and role-playing, which provide real world, age-appropriate experiences.

REMEMBER

Our Lung Health Staff is available to provide guidance, information and other resources to you on various lung health topics. We are ready to help you or your organization integrate innovative lung health education/prevention & advocacy activities into your community. Other topics include: tobacco usage and cessation, secondhand smoke, air quality, bronchitis, flu and emphysema.