Become a Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator

Become trained as a Freedom From Smoking® facilitator to support those in your community ready to quit and lead tobacco-free lives!

Be a part of their quit journey.

The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training is designed for public health professionals, healthcare workers, or anyone with an interest in supporting their fellow community members in going tobacco-free. As a Freedom From Smoking® facilitator, you have the unique opportunity to serve your community by helping people break their addiction!

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Kindsey D.

The training modules and live workshop blew my mind. Evidence-based practices and years of research back the curriculum. I started teaching the class and watched those I was educating become just as surprised that ‘this stuff simply makes sense.’ READ MORE

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Emily M

Having never worked with a clientele of people who smoke, and having never smoked myself, I was apprehensive at first. READ MORE

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Lauren B

I decided to start offering the Freedom from Smoking program at my organization because it fit so naturally into our Community Education program. READ MORE

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Yeimi G.

Freedom From Smoking isn’t just about quitting, it’s about creating a ‘New You’ and connecting participants with services that lay the foundation for healthier lifestyles. It provides hope and community connections to so many who are underserved. READ MORE

Who Makes a Good Facilitator

If you are already involved in health education or healthcare, you may be an excellent facilitator because of your experience and interest in healthy behaviors and lifestyles. You might even be a successful graduate from our Freedom From Smoking® program! Your tobacco-free lifestyle or personal victory over smoking could be the turning point that inspires others to choose a healthier life. 

We seek individuals who are: 

  • Empathetic, motivational, and optimistic
  • Organized and have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to be adaptable to support those who may be struggling with their quit journey
  • Tobacco-free and nicotine-free for 12 months or longer (including e-cigarettes, vaping devices and non-tobacco oral nicotine products)

About Facilitator Training

The Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training course is designed to educate individuals on the basics of tobacco use, proven-effective strategies to help people quit, mastery of the science-backed evidence-based Freedom From Smoking® program curriculum and enhanced facilitation skills to host group cessation classes within their communities and beyond.

Registration includes:

  • Facilitator Training Course
  • 3 year certification
  • Access to our facilitator resource site
  • Training materials
  • Curriculum updates
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Webinars on emerging tobacco trends
  • Promotion of your group program
  • Marketing templates
  • Recertification training at no additional cost

You will learn how to:

  • Identify different tobacco products on the market, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices
  • Recognize effects of tobacco use on the human body and brain
  • Recognize types of resistance to change in conducting brief interventions
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing to resolve uncertainty
  • Determine FDA-approved quit medications to help individuals break their tobacco dependency
  • Use experiential learning methods to increase the effectiveness of group sessions
  • Utilize supplemental enhancements and resources to further support group participants

Become a Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator

Visit our online learning platform for details and registration information.

For questions regarding the Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training or registration, please email [email protected].

Page last updated: April 26, 2024

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