Free tobacco-cessation programs offered, beginning this weekJanuary 9, 2014Faculty & Staff· The university will offer two tobacco-cessation program series this winter for members of the campus community. Eight weekly sessions are available, led by a representative from ease@work, the university’s Employee Assistance Program vendor. Goals of the program include: Assess readiness to end tobacco use. Identify reasons for wanting to quit and the barriers to quitting. What are your motivations? How do you stay focused? Develop awareness around when you smoke in order to identify triggers and make a plan for behavior change. A step-by-step program for ending nicotine use through self-discovery and group support, including aspects of behavior change, importance of good nutrition, exercise and stress management. The programs will be offered Jan. 15-March 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Room 2280, or Jan. 23-March 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Crawford Hall Room 209. There is no out-of-pocket cost for this class, but registration is required. Email Valerie Clause at email@example.com or call 216.325.9323 to register.