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Freedom from Tobacco Class

Classes Currently Forming

Register by contacting Gretchen Hupp, (402) 844-7176, or Cost: $100 per person; waived by Northeast for the first 15 students and the first 15 employees to register and complete the program.

This is a class for all Northeast students and employees looking to quit tobacco with support.

The program emphasizes that quitting tobacco and maintaining abstinence is a learning process where individuals must learn to manage nicotine addiction, unlearn automatic behaviors of tobacco use and substitute healthy new alternatives. Each participant receives a workbook that compliments the activities in the class. The program is seven weeks with eight sessions.

Sponsored by the American Lung Association and facilitated by Faith Regional Health Services instructors.

Program Topics:

Thinking about Quitting:

Introduction to the program, discussion about the addiction process, identification of triggers, and introduction to medications for tobacco cessation.

On the Road to Freedom:

Lifestyle changes and self-confidence, stress management, relaxation exercises, reasons to stop smoking, and benefits.

Wanting to Quit:

Nicotine addiction, activity "Pack Tracking" preparing a quit plan, muscle relaxation, and building a social support/buddy system.

Quit Day:

Panel of ex-tobacco users, quitting ceremony, review of Sessions 1-3, quit kits, overcoming slips, and avoiding relapse.

Winning Strategies:

48-hour report, medication review, the grief cycle, review/refine quit plan, benefits of quitting, and coping strategies.

The New You:

Lifestyle changes and weight management tips for staying tobacco-free and handling social situations.

Staying Off:

Physical activity, image of a non-smoker, assertive communication, and medication review.


Change is worth celebrating! Review managing stress, relapse prevention, and planning a tobacco-free lifestyle. Awarding of certificates.

For more information, please contact Krystal Preister, R.N., (402) 844-7176, or the