Quit Smoking Now Program

Quit Smoking Now Program

Quit Smoking Now (QSN) is a tobacco cessation program designed to help Floridians quit tobacco. The Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network has used QSN since 1999 to help hundreds of adults successfully quit tobacco.

The Quit Smoking Now (QSN) curriculum incorporates the philosophy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control and the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence published by the US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, 2008.

The Florida AHEC Network Is committed to helping people quit tobacco positively impacting the health and wellbeing of Florida’s citizens. We look forward to the results of program implementation and community-based partnerships that will ease the burden of illness, death, and economic costs associated with tobacco use.

Program Overview:

Session 1

• Effects of Tobacco on Health
• Other Forms of Tobacco
• Carbon Monoxide and Your Blood
• All Tobacco is Toxic!
• How Much Tobacco Do You Use?
• Pharmacological Treatments
• NRT Tips
• Choose A Quit Day
• Ready, Set, Go
• Quit Tobacco in the House and in Your Vehicle


Session 2

• Why Do You Smoke?
• Addiction Pathway
• Barriers to Quitting
• Reasons to Quit
• Benefits of Quitting


Session 3

• The 4 D’s: Coping with Withdrawal
• Symptoms of Recovery
• What to Do Instead of Smoking
• Quit for Life Line 1-877-U-CAN-NOW
• How Much $$$ Will You Save When You Quit Tobacco?
• Counting Your Costs: What Do You Spend on Tobacco?


Session 4

• Preventing Relapse
• Avoiding Triggers
• What Are Your Main Triggers?
• Managing Stress
• HALT: Manage Feelings that Trigger Cravings


Session 5

• Weight Gain
• Physical Activity
• Nutrition and Healthy Eating
• Lifestyle Review


Session 6

• Take a Moment to Note
• The Recovery Process
• Follow-up: Staying in Touch