Fact: Tobacco use is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. There are more than one billion smokers in the world!
Student Health Promotion provides free tobacco cessation services to Georgia State University students. This service is available one-on-one with a trained health educator. If a group of students sign-up then a tobacco cessation group can be created and facilitated. The tobacco cessation service (both group and individual) will teach both cognitive and behavioral skills to participants.
Benefits of Quitting
Quitting smoking cuts cardiovascular risks.
- Just one year after quitting smoking, your risk for a heart attack drops sharply.
- Within 2 to 5 years after quitting smoking, your risk for stroke could fall to about the same as a nonsmoker’s.
- If you quit smoking, your risks for cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder drop by half within 5 years.
- Ten years after you quit smoking, your risk for lung cancer drops by half.
Giving Students a Freshstart
Student Health Promotion uses the American Cancer Society, Freshstart Program to assist students in tobacco cessation. The Freshstart program is designed to help smokers quit smoking and develop coping skills to combat the psychological and physical side effects of smoking cessation. This straight forward, upbeat program is intended to stress the positives of the smoking cessation experience – the reasons to quit, the benefits of quitting – while honestly exploring the very real, unpleasant feelings that are a part of beating the addiction to nicotine and the habit of smoking. Freshstart focuses on an active, pragmatic approach to quitting smoking with each participant directing his or her own efforts to quit.
To schedule an appointment for tobacco cessation contact us at 404-413-1577.
Free Mobile Apps to Help You Quit
Where’s your cell phone? Is it next to you? Grab it! Did you know there are now apps and resources on your phone that help support you on your journey to quitting tobacco? Try one of these today!
|NCI QuitPal is a free app from the National Cancer Institute that supports smokers working to become smokefree. This interactive app was developed using proven quit strategies and tools to help change behavior and assist you with giving up smoking. This app is available in the Apple App Store.|
|QuitSTART is another free smartphone app that can help you track your cravings and moods, monitor your progress toward achieving smoke free milestones, identify your smoking triggers, and upload personalized “pick me ups” and reminders to use during challenging times to help you successfully become and stay smoke free. It was created with young adults in mind. This app is available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.|
|QuitGuide is a free application, written by tobacco control professionals and cessation counselors, with the help of ex-smokers and experts. This app is designed to help you prepare to quit smoking and support you in the days and weeks after you quit. This app is available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.|
|QuitNow! offers you real-time stats, anytime, to help you cope with anxiety: The time (days, hours, minutes) since the last cigarette of your life, – How many cigarettes you have avoided, – The money and time you have saved. Also, QuitNow! will provide you with W.H.O.-based (U.N.’s World Health Organization) indicators on your health improvement process. This app is available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.|