Giving up smoking is like giving up a friend. Only people who smoke understand this statement. There’s a certain mourning period you go through where you keep reaching for a cigarette and it’s not there. Similarly, your routine is all out of whack – the cigarette you have with your morning coffee is no more, the smoke break you take with colleagues has come to end, and the satisfaction of lighting up after work has gone. Not only are you faced with the physical and social withdrawal of quitting smoking, but you’re making a transition from smoker to non-smoker and like any change, this can be challenging.
Your Employee and Family Assistance Program can help you solve all kinds of challenges, including difficult ones like quitting smoking. If you’ve tried to quit smoking, you know how hard it can be. It may take you several tries to stop smoking, but each time you try, you’re closer to stopping for good.
With our enhanced Smoking Cessation Program, we provide interactive and personalized support to help you better understand why and when you smoke, change how you think and behave in relation to smoking, and build social support networks so you can reach your goals faster.
There are two ways you can connect to the extra support you need.
With this telephone-based counselling program, a certified smoking cessation counsellor is with you every step of the way to problem-solve difficult situations and offer support. The program includes an initial assessment, four counselling sessions, one booster session and two aftercare sessions. You’ll also receive a participant handbook with exercises to refine your new skills and incorporate them into your daily routines.
This interactive and personalized online program is designed with six major milestones to help you quit. You can also log into an online support group moderated by health care professionals, take the Nicotine Dependence Test, and view inspirational messages, helpful information, tips and strategies for remaining smoke-free.
Each smoking cessation program will help you:
Quitting smoking can be a challenge for an individual to tackle alone. Contact your Employee and Family Assistance Program today for more information, immediate support and to access our Smoking Cessation Programs. Visit workhealthlife.com or call 1 866 833-7690.