Free tobacco-cessation programs offered, beginning this week

quit-smokingThe 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 or call 216.325.9323 to register.