Smoking Cessation Program
To enable you to plan for and set a quit date, to provide encouragement, advice and motivation to quit and stay quit, and to assist in coping with cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
It requires multiple sessions that are sensitive to your individual preferences, needs and circumstances.
It's time to quit. We can help you stop smoking.
Patients who set a quit date and who agree to join a cessation support program are offered at least eight cessation support contacts to provide the best chances of stopping smoking.
For those who are quitting, the first month is a critical period. A minimum of four support contacts will be offered during the first month at one, two, three and four weeks post quit date.
After four weeks, some patients may require further support. This should be offered based on the specialist’s assessment of the client’s particular needs.
For those smokers who are still quit at one month, three follow-up/monitoring contacts are scheduled at three, six and 12 months post the client’s quit date.
5A's Approach to Quitting
Our program uses the five A’s approach to quitting:
- Ask about tobacco use: What is your smoking status?
- Advise to quit: It is important for you to quit and we can help.
- Assess: Are you willing to give quitting a try at this time? For former smokers there are challenges in remaining smoke free.
- Assist: A quit plan will be formulated with you.
- Arrange: Follow-up appointments will be expected and arranged.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling (309) 282-1638. You may ask your physician to send a referral to for the smoking cessation program to "SFMC Medical Exercise" (REF 783), or by faxing a referral to the number below. Or, we can request a referral from your doctor.
All consultation visits will be held at the RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center, or virtually by phone or video.
Services are billable to insurance. Check with your insurance policy for coverage of smoking cessation programs.
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600 NE Water Street