Quit Smoking Program

quit smoking program

The Torrance Memorial Quit Smoking Program includes seven sessions and features a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking. Each session is designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior. The program format encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting, both individually and as part of a group.

How the Quit Smoking Program Works

The Torrance Memorial Quit Smoking Program consists of seven sessions. It is delivered by a Lung Association-trained facilitator in a small-group setting (usually eight to 10 people), so participants receive personalized attention. At the same time, individuals benefit from the support of their peers, who are going through the same stages at the same time. The curriculum includes the latest research about nicotine replacement therapy (gum, inhalers, patches, lozenges and nasal spray) and other smoking cessation medications.

Each program session uses techniques based on pharmacological and psychological principles and methods designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior. Because no single cessation technique is effective for all smokers, the program includes a comprehensive variety of evidence-based cessation techniques.

The Torrance Memorial Quit Smoking Program self-help manual complements the American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking. It provides smokers with additional reinforcement, motivation and information they need to quit. The workbook format get smokers involved as they customize the book for their own reasons and motivations to quit, thus making it more effective.

Why the Torrance Memorial Quit Smoking Program

The Torrance Memorial Quit Smoking Program is one of the most effective smoking cessation programs in the South Bay. Helping individuals end their addiction to nicotine and begin new smokefree lives.

The smoking cessation program is based on proven addiction and behavior change models. The program offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting. Its positive messaging emphasizes the benefits of better health. Because no single cessation technique is effective for all smokers, the program includes a comprehensive variety of evidence-based cessation techniques.

Evaluation studies have shown that individuals who participate in this form of smoking cessation program will:

  • Experience immediate health benefits.
  • Learn to address the physical, mental and social aspects of their addiction.
  • Are six times more likely to be smokefree one year later than those who quit on their own.
  • When used in combination with smoking cessation medication, up to 60% of participants report having quit smoking by the end of the program.

Get Started!

Take the next step to be smokefree, fill out the form below to inquire and/or register for the Torrance Memorial Quit Smoking Program or call 310-517-1072.

All classes are held on Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30pm at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Program cost is a $25 fee for class materials.