Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program

Freshstart is the American Cancer Society's smoking-cessation program and it is offered at Ocean Medical Center through the clinical advocate for the Lung Cancer Specialty Program. The Freshstart program consists of four one-hour sessions that take place during a two-week period period.

The goal of the program is to teach participants skills to deal with not smoking, while also addressing other issues such as physical addiction and psychological dependency. The program helps smokers to identify their "triggers" or reasons for smoking, and deals with the stress that can often accompany the process of "quitting" their smoking habit.

For more information about the Freshstart program or to register for the next session, call Joyce Cline-Blais, R.N. at 732-836-4042.