Why Use Freedom From Smoking

Since it was first introduced almost 30 years ago, the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® program has helped over a million Americans end their addiction to nicotine and begin new smokefree lives.  Freedom From Smoking® was ranked the most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business.

Freedom From Smoking® is based on the proven addiction and behavior change models. The program offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting.  It has a positive focus, with an emphasis on the benefits of better health.  Because no single cessation technique is effective for all smokers, the program includes a comprehensive variety of evidence-based cessation techniques.

Evaluation studies have shown that individuals who participate in Freedom From Smoking®:

  • Experience immediate health benefits.
  • Learn to address the physical, mental, and social aspects of their addiction.
  • Are six times more likely to be smokefree one year later than those who quit on their own.
  • When used in combination with smoking cessation medication, up to 60% of participants report having quit smoking by the end of the program. 

The benefits of providing the Freedom From Smoking® program at your workplace include:

  • Reduced long-term smoking-related illness, disability and associated costs.
  • Decreased absenteeism.
  • Access to the knowledge and support of the American Lung Association.