Corporate Quit Programs

Upcoming Freedom from Smoking Group Dates

Lower healthcare costs with America’s gold standard smoking cessation program.FFS Logo

  • Customizable with a wide range of options
  • The choice of leading employers, hospitals and health plans for 30 years
  • Proven effective at helping people quit smoking for good

Cut the high costs of smoking.

Helping people quit smoking is one of the best things you can do to help them improve their health and control runaway healthcare costs.

Consider the facts:

  • Tobacco-related diseases kill 443,000 Americans annually.
  • Smoking is responsible for approximately  one in five deaths in the U.S.
  • Cigarette smoking increases the length of time that people spend with a disability by about 2 years.
  • Smoking increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times, stroke by 2 to 4 times, and lung cancer by 13 to 23 times.
  • Cigarette smoking costs the economy over $193 billion in annual healthcare costs and lost productivity.
  • Employees who smoke cost an average of $1,429 more in healthcare costs than non-smoking employees.
  • Employers can save an estimated $3,400 per year for every individual who quits smoking.

Despite all the dangers and negative effects of smoking, getting people to quit for good is no easy task. About 46 million people (21% of the U.S. adult population) smoke cigarettes even though 74% of adult smokers in the U.S. report that they want to quit.

Freedom From Smoking® is proven effective.

There are many programs designed to help people quit smoking, but none of them match the success of the Freedom From Smoking® program.

  • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study of 100 managed care organizations conducted by Fordham University Graduate School of Business
  • When the program is used in combination with smoking cessation medications, up to 60% of participants report having quit by the end of the program
  • Freedom From Smoking® generates higher quit rates than people who try to quit on their own; 25% of participants report not smoking one year after the program ends, while only 5% of people who quit cold turkey remain non-smokers after one year

Create a customized Freedom From Smoking® program for your organization to help smokers quit and lower healthcare costs.

Freedom From Smoking® Clinic

Focusing on a variety of evidence-based cessation practices, the clinic is delivered in a small group setting (up to 16 people) to give participants personalized attention and the support of their peers. To meet the needs of different learning styles, instruction includes lectures, group discussion and skills practice.

Eight sessions over a 7-week period introduce participants to key stages of behavior change:

  • Preparation phase: laying the foundation for success
  • Quit day: affirming the decision to quit
  • Maintenance phase: providing skills and support to stay smoke free

The American Lung Association in Colorado can provide a Freedom From Smoking® facilitator or train someone in your organization to run the program.

They’ll receive a Facilitator’s Guide and Participant Workbooks that provide detailed information on the following topics:

  • Thinking about, wanting to and preparing to quit
  • Quit smoking medications, including Zyban® and Chantix®
  • Other smoking cessation aids
  • Preparing for quit day
  • Coping strategies
  • Managing stress
  • Avoiding weight gain
  • Building a new self-image
  • Handling social situations
  • Preventing relapse
  • Avoiding secondhand smoke

 

Call (303) 847-0275 TODAY to get a group started at your office or email ddraper@lungcolorado.org

 

Freedom from Smoking group program at the American Lung Association in Colorado starts January 22nd. Click HERE to view the flyer!