Cigarettes and other tobacco products are the leading causes of
preventable illness and death in the United States. On the job, smokers
experience absenteeism rates that are up to 50% higher than non-smokers,
and studies estimate that productivity losses cost employers more than
$80 billion annually. With smoking cessation programs from HWI,
employers can invest in the long-term health and productivity of their
workforce by helping their employees to quit this deadly habit.
- Smokefree® Series – Onsite – Smokefree
is a nine-session group smoking cessation program that helps
participants to quit smoking and maintain a healthier lifestyle. The
program instructor will discuss: addiction and individual smoking
habits; coping strategies and stress management; nicotine replacement
therapies (NRT) such as the patch, gum, lozenges, inhalers and nasal
sprays, as well as the use of certain prescription medications; and
developing a lifestyle of total health through positive fitness and
nutrition habits. Participants in Smokefree will benefit from the
support and encouragement of a group environment, and each individual
will designate a nonsmoker outside of the program as their sponsor. The
instructor will administer carbon monoxide testing at the beginning of
each session to help determine each participant's smoking status.
- Smokefree® Basics – Onsite –
This 45-minute seminar is designed to help participants kick start
their quit smoking plan. Participants will learn about readiness to
quit, cessation medications, and identifying triggers; all in
preparation for a smoke-free life. A certified Health Educator will
provide tips and tools and show where participants can go for help.
Quitting smoking can be tough, but participants will leave the class
with confidence that they too can become smoke-free.
- i choose to live healthy®: smoking cessation – Online and DVD – Four
out of five smokers say they’d like to quit. But, if it were easy to
quit smoking, it wouldn’t be the leading preventable health risk facing
Americans. This program is designed to help participants fight the
uphill battle against cigarettes and tobacco by explaining the resources
that can help them quit and teaching techniques to overcome their
cravings and stay smoke free. i choose to live healthy: smoking cessation
helps the participant to understand the addictive pull of tobacco and
recognize their relapse triggers so they can keep tobacco out of their
life. Quitting smoking is just one part of the approach to total
wellness contained in the i choose to live healthy: smoking cessation
program. The video segments will also help the participant deal with
other challenges associated with quitting such as diet and exercise.