Quit Tobacco Workshops
Are you ready to quit using tobacco products?
If you answered yes, kind of, or even no – then this program is for you!
We understand that quitting is hard work and sometimes taking the first step to quit can be even harder. Wherever you’re at in your quit journey, Cancer Pathways is here to support and guide you in a judgement-free space.
We offer tobacco cessation workshops three (3) times a year using the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking group program. This workshop is an 8-session, 7-week FREE curriculum that provides helpful tools, resources, and social support to help in making your quit attempt a success.
Anyone (18+ years old) who uses a tobacco product (cigarette, vape/e-cig, chew/smokeless tobacco, pipes/cigars, etc) is welcome to join! Sessions build on the prior one so those who register are expected to attend all 8 sessions.
Workshops are offered in the winter (January/February), summer (May/June), and fall (September/October).
Our next workshop is September 18 – October 30, each Monday from 12pm-1:30pm PST.
Learn more about Cancer Pathways’ Quit Workshops and the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking curriculum.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
You will meet virtually (via Zoom) with a small group of others who are also working on stopping their tobacco use. The program is 7-weeks with 8 sessions and is led by American Lung Association certified facilitator’s.
We work up to quit day (session #4) through the first three sessions, so no worries if you’re not quite ready – we can help you get there.
What will I learn?
Over the course of the workshop, you will learn:
- Why you smoke/vape/chew and what motivates you to want to quit
- Medicines that can help you stop
- Lifestyle changes that make quitting easier
- Preparing for Quit Day
- Coping strategies
- Managing stress
- Avoiding weight gain
- Developing a new self-image
- How to stay smoke-free for good
How much does it cost and what will I get?
We offer our workshops FREE to the community and there’s a lot included! After registering and attending, you will receive:
- A hard-copy participant workbook and recorded relaxation exercises ($25 value)
- A Cancer Pathways ‘Quit Kit’ ($25 value)
- Educational tools and resources
- Peer support from individuals going through the same experience
- Hard-copy certificate for workshop completion and quitting
- Access to post-workshop support and Facebook accountability group
- Healthier brain, lungs, heart, and body!
- Nicotine-free lifestyle
- $$$ saved, and so much more!
What if I'm nervous about quitting or not quite ready?
That’s perfectly okay and to be expected! You’re still welcome and encouraged to join. Quit Day isn’t until Week 4, so there’s plenty of time to work through those nerves and any concerns you may have.
How successful is the program?
When used in combination with cessation medication(s), up to 60% of Freedom From Smoking participants reported having quit by the end of the program
What if I can't make those dates and times?
1. Please reach out and let us know! We would be happy to put you on our list to reach out to once the next workshop is scheduled. *We offer 3 workshops per year (winter – January/February; summer – May/June; and fall – September/October)
2. Check out the additional resources listed below to get started on your quit.
3. Email [email protected] if you’re intererested in a self-guided quit workbook.
Additional Resources and Support
- State Quitline: Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), visit www.quitline.com, or text READY to 34191. The quitline is staffed with Quit Coaches that provide free, confidential one-on-one counseling. Depending on eligibility, they will provide free medication to help with quitting.
- WA State Department of Health: Getting Help to Quit Tobacco
- 2Morrow Health app
- Become an Ex
- Quit and Stay Quit Monday
- INSPIRE Online Support Communities
- CDC Tips, Quit Smoking
- Cancer Pathways’ Resource Hub
- Cancer Pathways’ Cancer Happens program: e-cigarette and tobacco prevention education to middle and high school students.