How to Quit
Online, Waco Area and Baylor Cessation ProgramsOnline Cessation Programs
The Tobacco Cessation Program offered at Hillcrest uses the curriculum from the American Lung Association. All of the instructors that teach the classes are certified though the American Lung Association. This program is available for anyone in the community, so Baylor students are welcome to participate. The cost of the program is $30 per person, and the entire program lasts seven weeks. Participants meet once a week for an hour and half at the Getterman Wellness Center of HWY 6 and Bosque, and they meet two times on the fourth week because this is when they schedule there quit date.
Shawn Hernandez (SHernandez@hillcrest.net, 254-202-3800) is willing to discuss the possibility of having a class specifically for Baylor students.
Scott and White Healthcare
Scott and White offers "Enuff of the Puff" a "Freedom from Smoking" program. According to the CDC, combining counseling with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or smoking cessation medications significantly increases the chances of long-term success. Therefore, in addition to the toll free numbers and on-line resources, Enuff of the Puff offers tobacco cessation group counseling through the American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking (Tobacco) Program.
The Freedom from Smoking (Tobacco) is a seven-week session that was created by the American Lung Association to aid tobacco users in quitting. Classes are held once a week for seven weeks except for week four, which has two meeting times. Students must attend every session. Classes are comprised of 15 students and facilitated by Scott & White Wellness staff. The program is available to all community members at the cost of program materials ($30). For more information, contact Alexander Hainzinger at 254-724-1942 or visit their website at www.sw.org/enuff-of-the-puff/tobacco-cessation-programs.
Waco Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Any veteran who is registered with the Central Texas VA Health Center may come to the education classes and support groups. Student-veterans may call and self-register to be scheduled into the existing classes offered. The VA provides nicotine replacements for those who need them. Veterans can bring spouses and guardians with them to the classes in Temple. Non-veterans are also allowed to observe the education class. Lilian Sifuentez may be contacted at 254-752-6581 x40433 or e-mailed at Lilian.Sifuentes@va.gov for more information. Additional information can be found online at www.centraltexas.va.gov/features/Smoke_Free.asp.
Baylor University Employee Assistance Program
Guidance Resources is a program made available by Baylor for employees and their families. Employees and their family members may call toll-free 888-628-4844, TDD 800-697-0353, to ask a counselor about becoming tobacco free. Or, visit the Guidance Resources website to find more information at: https://www.guidanceresources.com/groWeb/login/login.xhtml.
In addition, you can talk to an expert at http://smokefree.gove/talk-to-an-expert.