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Ready When You Are – Quit Smoking Today!
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 – tobacco-free and vape-free.
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 from smoking:
- 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 succeed.
- 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.
New Lung Smoking Cessation Program
For information about Orange County’s smoking cessation program visit New Lung, or call 866-NewLung (1-866-639-5864). To reach a Hoag employee about this program, contact Kerman Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org. New Lung offers free nicotine patches for adults who complete their quit-tobacco counseling.
Services are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Farsi.
Better Breathers Club
Hoag Pulmonary Rehabilitation offers education through a live-stream support group for people with lung disease through its Better Breathers Club. These free, live-stream meetings provide education and support for people with lung diseases and their families.
Day: 3rd Wednesday of Every Month
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration: No registration required.
Join our email list to receive topic updates and a direct link to the live-stream meeting. To receive these monthly live stream notifications, submit your email address to one of Hoag’s Pulmonary Disease Navigators or Pulmonary Wellness Team Members.
You can also sign up to receive our monthly email notifications by sending your email address to email@example.com.
*Better Breathers Club is a program of education and support sponsored by Hoag Hospital and supported by the American Lung Association.
Lungs for Life Support Group
The right support can improve your quality of life and outlook when living with a lung disorder. During Hoag’s live-stream Lungs for Life Support Group, we will exchange practical information, learn ways of coping, as well as receive and give support and insight. Connecting with others virtually who understand exactly what you are facing can combat stress and isolation when dealing with lung issues. People managing conditions such as post-covid COPD (Long Haulers), emphysema, asthma, interstitial lung disease (ILD), Pulmonary Fibrosis, pre/post lung surgery, transplant and more, will gain empowerment and stay motivated through this live-stream support group.
Day: 4th Wednesday of Every Month
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration: No registration is required.
If you would like to attend this monthly live-stream support group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.