Isn’t It Time You Quit for Good?
Most smokers know that smoking is bad for their health and harmful to the people around them. They know they should quit, but they also know it is going to be hard. To help make it easier, Well Aware and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up again to bring the Quit for Good tobacco cessation program to MCPS employees.
Quit for Good is a free, course-based tobacco cessation program open to all staff and their spouses. The program is eight weeks long and consists of once-a-week classes led by a nurse practitioner, with assistance from Kaiser Permanente clinicians and health experts. Class size is limited to ensure the personal attention necessary to support you in your goal of quitting. Sessions are open to all MCPS employees and their spouses, regardless of whether or not you carry Kaiser Permanente health insurance.
Class discussions cover the skills necessary to successfully live tobacco-free, risk assessment, stress management techniques, healthy weight management strategies and more. In addition to the classes, participants receive support through a help line, peer sponsors who understand what it takes to quit, and other resources.
The next session of Quit for Good will be held from 4:30–5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Aspen Room at 45 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville. To register, email Well Aware. To learn more about the program, including the week-by-week course content, visit the Well Aware website.