Quitting tobacco use is challenging.
Quitting nicotine use is challenging.
This easy to use curriculum is intended to help make quitting easier, and sometimes even enjoyable. It is practical and easy to use for the experienced heath care professional or anyone who is interested in the subject and not experienced in the health care field.
Inside this curriculum you will find that most of the work is done for you. Take an hour to read Section A. You may even have time left to prepare for your first group. There is a sample group schedule to follow if you wish, but how you use the rest of the curriculum is up to you. This curriculum can also easily be used with individuals.
Check out Interesting Facts in Section B. Did you know that ear infections are common to children whose parents smoke? Or that one cigar has the nicotine content as high as one pack of cigarettes? (20 cigarettes) Or that 20–30 cigarettes a day = 200–300 puffs, which adds up to smoking about 2 hours a day?
So, let’s get started with this motivational group curriculum, which is designed for anyone who has a heart for the subject. You don’t need to be an expert, just a good listener willing to encourage and assist those willing to take a look at their use of tobacco and nicotine.