Ways to Quit Tobacco
Local Classes at Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point (NHCCP)
The Command utilizes the American Cancer Society’s program of “Freshstart” for Tobacco Cessation. This course is designed to assist participants to acquire positive lifestyle skills in the areas of stress management, goal setting, nutrition and exercise to enhance tobacco cessation and remain tobacco free for life. Common medications for tobacco cessation are Zyban (also known as Bupropion or Wellbutrin), Chantix (also known as Varenicline) and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) found in nicotine patches and gum and are available here at the Naval Health Clinic. You can also be assisted in going “Cold Turkey” if you choose.
The course consists of four sessions, each conducted by the program facilitator and/or a subject matter expert. The sessions
are planned consecutively, with each session following up on the previous, before the new topic for the week is introduced.
· Location: Sessions entail a variety of learning avenues offered in a relaxed atmosphere, presented in the Health Promotion Classroom near Medical Homeport in the Naval Health Clinic at Cherry Point MCAS.
· Class times: The four week series of sessions starts the beginning of each month. You can attend either the 1130-1230
session each Friday or the 1630-1730 session each Wednesday.
· Individual sessions: Are available for those who cannot attend the weekly classes.
· For more information, please contact the Tobacco Cessation Facilitator at 466-0277
· For registration: please contact Semper Fit at 466-0277
Tobacco Cessation Medications through your Primary Care Provider
It is not necessary to attend a class to get medications to help you quit tobacco use. Any licensed (NHCCP) Medical Provider may prescribe it, but studies have found that the best success rates in quitting tobacco use are the Combination method of “In-person counseling and support and medication”.
* Please note that the pharmacy will not fill a prescription for a tobacco cessation medication from an outside medical provider.
Tobacco Cessation Medications
Nicotine Patch and/or Gum
Quit Tobacco Make Everyone Proud
- From the Department of Defense; designed for service members, open to all (AD, retired and beneficiaries)
- Can create a My Quit Plan: quit date, reasons for quitting, dollar savings, method of quitting, triggers, family and friend support through e-cards
- Live, real-time encouragement from trained tobacco cessation coaches via the 24/7 “chat” feature is available.
- Has a Search tool which locates support based on location and branch of the military
- Has an Add Up the Cash tool
- Features Train2Quit: step-by-step guidance that is a customized on-line program, a step by step process to help you quit tobacco for good. http://www.ucanquit2.org/train2quit.aspx
American Cancer Society
- Go to the “Tools & Calculators” section to take a quiz to determine your level of need with cessation assistance
- Contains easy-to-understand information covering all aspects of quitting
- Provides links to search for quit lines, get help from your friends through e-cards, and join online discussion groups
- Has a great list of Do’s and Don’ts to help people quit
The Ex Plan
- Developed by the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation
- Can download a free workbook that trains you to RE-LEARN HABITS and quit
- Can create a Personal Ex Quit Smoking Plan for free: includes a cigarette tracker log, trigger exercises, information on the use of NRT and prescription medications, ways to deal with stress, and live a healthier life during the quitting process
- Provides additional support through blogs, forums, and groups
Quit for Keeps
- Through North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- http://www.tobaccopreventionandcontrol.ncdhhs.gov/cessation/index.htm#20 or call toll free 1-800-784-8669 or TTY# 1-877-777-6534 (English or Spanish version)
- Provided free to NC residents, many other states have similar programs
- Can be assigned to a personal quit coach with the ability to make follow-up appointments
Don’t forget the Great American Smoke-Out