The Tobacco Dependence Clinic's 8-week program is based on the transtheoretical model of change. It focuses on moving people from contemplation to action and provides the tools for maintaining change. The weeks can be broken down into three subsections: developing awareness, making a plan, and sustaining change. For the full manuals, see the facilitator and participant guides linked below.
This manual was developed based on over 50 years of evidence-based science. This tailored approach to tobacco treatment evolved out of three years of feedback from program participants, the feedback and expertise of colleagues, and further research in the field of smoking cessation. The 8-week program is based on the transtheoretical model of change. For more information click here.
Quitting smoking does not occur all at once. It happens over time. Researchers have found that there are 5 stages to quitting: Pre-Contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, and Maintenance. For more information and the full 8-week program, click here.