Medical Services Cancer Care Freshstart Smoking Cessation Find a Location Find a Doctor Cancer Care Menu About Our Cancer Care Program Your First Visit Our Cancer Care Team Linear Accelerator Specialty Cancer Care Clinics Cancer Treatments Tristate Gynecological Oncology Clinical Research Power Lunches Hereditary Cancer Program BRCA Testing Neuro-oncology Breast Center Clinical and Support Services Cancer Resource Center Frequent Numbers Palliative Care Cancer Technology Freshstart Smoking Cessation Smoking Cessation Resources Freshstart is a FREE 4-week smoking cessation program developed by the American Cancer Society and offered to you by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The program is designed to help you, the adult smoker, take charge of your efforts to quit smoking or using other forms of tobacco. The program makes maximum use of your time with group interaction to help support your quitting goals and individualized attention to figure out what will work best for you. For more information or to register for the next session, please call (859) 301-5570. Call today. It can be your start to a new life without cigarettes! Teresa Cecil Like many smokers, Teresa got hooked early in life. She smoked her first cigarette at age 12, back when it was the “cool” thing to do. Today, she is smoke free, and she will tell you it’s not easy. “You have to work your way through the bad stuff,” says Teresa. “Keep your eye on the prize. It gets better.” TERESA'S STORY 2017 Session Dates (4-week sessions) For more information about each session click on the links below. Wednesdays, October 4 through October 25 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; St. Elizabeth Edgewood Mondays, November 27 through December 18 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; St. Elizabeth Covington Beware of These Myths! "Smoking low-tar cigarettes is healthier." Wrong. This is true with machine testing, but people don’t smoke like machines. They become more efficient smokers by inhaling deeper and smoking more. "It’s just a matter of will power." Wrong. Nicotine in cigarettes is highly addictive, it is not easy but this addiction can be broken. "If you fail to quit the first time, you’ll never be able to quit." Wrong. On average it takes 8-10 attempts. You learn something new each time, so never give up.