Tobacco Cessation Resource Guide
If you would like to stop using tobacco products and kick the habit, there
are many programs and products to help you.
Smoking Cessation Classes: FREE
to Team Members and/or family members. Classes will be held on the Brunswick
and Camden Campuses. Please contact the Health Promotion and Wellness
Department at 466-5160 for more information and class schedules.
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Tobacco Cessation Medications
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Nicotine gum and/or lozenge – Nicotine gum and/or lozenge lessens your cravings while you withdraw
from nicotine. It is also available over the counter.
Quit Smoking Medications – Check with your physician about FDA-approved drugs that have been
shown to help people stop smoking. These drugs may provide nicotine affects
to ease withdrawal symptoms and/or block the affects of nicotine if the
individual continues to smoke.
Hypnotherapy – Some clinicians use hypnosis as a form of treatment during which
the patient enters a "trance" and is then more receptive to
suggestion. Suggestions can include eliminating smoking, phobias, stress,
and obesity, among other maladies.
Acupuncture – Acupuncture works by intercepting messages sent by the brain to
the body that demand more nicotine, thereby disrupting the addictive process.
Acupuncture is said to be able to minimize nicotine cravings, calm the
nervous system and strengthen will power. Acupuncture can only work if
the patient wants to stop using tobacco.
Behavioral Therapy – Behavioral therapy is provided by a licensed counselor and is
relatively short-term and focuses not on your early childhood experiences,
but on how you are thinking, functioning and communicating today. Behavioral
therapy is action-oriented, helping the client learn self-help skills
to gain freedom from real-life issues like tobacco use, alcohol abuse,
marital conflict, panic and other problems.
Glynn County Health Department-Freshstart Classes
Free Freshstart smoking cessation classes are held regularly in Chatham
and Glynn counties. Freshstart is the American Cancer Society's smoking
cessation program. It is designed to equip tobacco users with the tools
they will need to quit for good. Freshstart classes cover topics including
stress management, skills for coping with cravings, the benefits of quitting
smoking, methods of quitting smoking, and avoiding a return to smoking
American Lung Association
Telephone: 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)
Description: The American Lung Association offers Freedom From Smoking
for people who already smoke, considered the “gold standard”
of group-setting, peer-support smoking cessation programs. Contact your
local American Lung Association for help in your area.
Description: Smokefree.gov provides information and resources to help
people quit smoking. On the site, you can get immediate assistance in
the form of:
- An online step-by-step cessation guide.
- Local and state telephone quit lines.
- The National Cancer Institutes instant messaging service.
- Publications, which may be downloaded, printed, or ordered.
The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line
1-866-228-4327 (Hearing Impaired)