Quit Smoking Program
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
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
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
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.
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
Classes will resume January 2020. Program cost is a $25 fee for class materials.