Clearing the Air for Quality Healthcare
As an Orange County leader in the provision of quality healthcare, Hoag is a designated smoke free zone. All Hoag facilities throughout Orange County are non-smoking.
While all individuals are expected to comply with the smoke free policy while on Hoag property, the decision to quit is a personal, and often very difficult one. Allow us to partner with you in taking this important step by utilizing the smoking cessation resources available through Hoag.
Every year millions of smokers successfully quit. With the right attitude, preparation and knowledge you can be one of them.
Today is the day to begin your journey to freedom.
- Decide to Quit- The main
step in the process of quitting is deciding to quit. If you decide to quit
someday in the future, pick a date and stick with it.
- Make Changes- In preparation for
quitting, begin to change your smoking pattern.
- Keep a Diary- A week before
quitting, record where, when, and why you are smoking.
- Think Positively- Tell
yourself you can do it this time and convince yourself that you will
- Plan Your Deadline- Prepare
for quitting by picking your day.
- Learning Process- Don’t ever give up - just persist in cessation efforts until
you are successful.
Hoag Community Medicine & Pulmonary Department Offers
Freedom From SmokingÒ
Clinics Monthly, January through November.
Freedom From Smoking is an eight-session group program that is led by trained and Certified Freedom
from Smoking Facilitators. You may join a
Clinic-In-Session at any time. The
Facilitator will adapt your sessions to ensure you have a successful experience
in the cessation process.
When: Monday and
Time: 7:00 – 9:00
Conference Center, Room 3 (Lower Campus)
Clinic Fee: Free
The program uses a positive behavior-change approach that
teaches how to become a non-smoker for life.
Program components include:
- Individualized attention to assist participants in
developing a quitting plan
- Methods for coping with symptoms of nicotine withdrawal
- Group support
- Approaches for controlling weight
- Methods for managing stress through relaxation techniques
- Strategies for relapse prevention- How to be well prepared
to fight those urges when tempted to go back to smoking
You can obtain more information and register for Freedom From Smoking by calling 949-764-5511.