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Ready, Set, Quit: A four-week tobacco prevention & treatment workshop

Event Type: Education Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 10/16/2013
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
 Are you a smoker or tobacco user who needs some help kicking the habit? Join Stephanie Bordonaro, Shore Medical Center’s Tobacco Prevention & Treatment Program Coordinator and lead Specialist, for a four-week smoking cessation workshop.

Please note this program is a workshop series. All attendees must attend all four workshops as they are meant to go together to aid in the quit process.

Program Highlights
Session 1: Helping Smokers Quit: An Introduction to the Process!
• True Definition of Cigarette Smoking
• Know the Facts
• History of Smoking Addiction
• Assessment and Treatment
• Brainstorm: Ways to Quit, Withdrawal Symptoms, Strategies

Session 2: Health Impact (Positive and Negative)
• Tobacco and the Environment
• Harmful Effects of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Hand Smoke
• What is in Tobacco Products
• Benefits of Quitting
• Problem Solving

Session 3: Life after Tobacco
• “Relearn” Life without Tobacco
• Maintain and Control Your Weight
• Financial Freedom
• Stress Management
• Problem Solving

Session 4: Going Forward: Preventing Relapse
• Relapse Prevention
• Why Do I Smoke?
• Relapse and Coping Strategies
• Avoiding Relapse
• Stress Management/Visualization
• Problem Solving

Stephanie Bordonaro, lead Tobacco Dependence Treatment Specialist and Coordinator of Shore Medical Center’s Tobacco Prevention & Treatment Program, joined Shore in 2007. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Community Service/Social Welfare from Cumberland County College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Thomas A. Edison State College and a Master of Administrative Science Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Stephanie completed her Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training through the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Library: Lower Cape Library
Location: Public Meeting Room