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Tobacco Free U Individual and Group Counseling

Under the supervision of a Mayo Clinic-Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS), you will benefit from individually tailored, one-hour sessions or group counseling, an eight week, one-hour session program. There will be long-term follow-up calls to prevent relapse and help you stay tobacco-free. Research has shown that behavior modification, which includes counseling and pharmaceutical strategies, can ensure that your experience with tobacco cessation is long-lasting. The support you receive will motivate and build the confidence necessary to ensure success.

Transforming your lifestyle

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease and death in the United States. Data shows that 70% of the 45 million smokers in the United States, want to quit and 44% report that they try to quit each year.*Nicotine, a substance found in tobacco is highly addictive and takes 7 seconds to reach your brain.

The “Tobacco Free U” program can assist your quit attempt. Studies have shown that evidence-based counseling and medication aides can double quit rates. By blending a healthy diet and exercise in addidtion to stress reduction methods you can challenge your addiction one step at a time.

Individual Counseling

The tobacco treatment specialist will tailor a quit plan for you on day one. Together, we will work on strategies to prepare for the big day. Topics discussed are the following:
  • Patient Centered Method (taking into account the patient’s perspective on making changes)
  • Identifying SMART goals
  • Maintaining tobacco cessation through coping and behavior modification
  • Developing a relapse prevention plan
  • Weight management
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Stress reduction and relaxation techniques

Group Counseling

“Freedom From Smoking,” is a tobacco cessation clinic, developed by the American Lung Association. The clinic meets once a week for eight weeks. A tobacco treatment specialist will facilitate the program. Some of the topics covered in this program are:
  • Knowing if you’re ready to quit
  • Medicines to help you quit tobacco use
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Preparing for Quit Day
  • Coping strategies/developing a new self-image
  • How to stay tobacco free for good

Tobacco Free U Addresses:

  • Readiness to Quit
  • Addiction Education
  • Nicotine dependence
  • Support systems
  • Quit plans
  • Withdrawal
  • Medication aides
  • Trigger management
  • Physical activity
  • Depression
  • Self image
  • Stress management

For class times and program fees, contact:
Lisa R. Fuchs, MHA, RRT, CTTS
Mayo Clinic Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist
(402) 960.2903

Download a brochure for Tobacco Free U

I Can stop smoking
I Can Tobacco Cessation Class


We are in the process of revising our I Can curriculum and are not offering this class at present. We regret any inconvenience this has caused you.

If you are interested in participating in a future I Can class, please email Jeanine Mimick or call her at 402.343.4648 to add your name to the waiting list.

In the meantime, please refer to this list of Tobacco Cessation Community Resources that may be helpful to you.





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Cesación del uso del tabaco
Quitting Smoking
Tobacco Cessation Community Resources