The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) and The Ohio State University at Lima have teamed up to offer area residents a state-of-the-science smoking cessation program. The free, five-week treatment program and research study examines the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral-hypnosis program on smoking.
This program, developed by psychologists Joseph Green, Ph.D. (professor at OSU-Lima) and Steven Lynn (professor at Binghamton University), is based on research and clinical observations of self-empowerment programs designed to help people stop smoking. Participants will also receive a free six-week supply of nicotine patches, courtesy of TBH Foundation.
Terry Webb, a respiratory therapist with TBH and an experienced tobacco treatment specialist and smoking cessation group leader, will co-facilitate the program.
Individuals who choose to participate in the program will be asked to complete a number of personality questionnaires and details about their smoking history. In addition to the nicotine patches, participants will also receive audio CD’s, a DVD they can watch at home, and several educational handouts and recording sheets.
Participants will also be given the option to learn self-hypnosis and use self-empowering suggestions to achieve the goal of becoming a non-smoker.
For more information or to register for an upcoming TBH smoking cessation program, call 419.483.4040, Ext. 4244.