Help Quitters on Their Journey to a Smoke-Free Life | Freedom from SmokingDo you have the motivation, discipline and sense of responsibility to help people who want to quit smoking? Or are you involved in health education or health care? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could become a great Freedom From Smoking® facilitator and change many lives.
What is Freedom from Smoking®
Freedom From Smoking® Online (FFS Online) is a program by American Lung Association to help the adults who want to quit. It’s offered in the form of online modules that have several lessons which can be accessed after you get the membership to their protected website.
The beauty of the program is that it’s available online, and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can either purchase it for yourself or give the gift to anyone in your life who is having trouble quitting. On top of that, every module included in FFS Online has been painstakingly tested successfully to help people on their way to smoke-free life.
How it works?
Interestingly, the program doesn’t begin with quitting right away. Before the “quit day”, it prepares you mentally to battle the withdrawal symptoms and the emotional stress you’ll have to experience. The online course takes you through different modules, each has a bunch of lessons which include valuable info. Most lessons also have an assignment that you must complete before moving on to the next one. There are two versions of the FFS Online program: the FFS Basic and the FFS Premium.
You can watch the video they’ve made that describes the premium membership.
Besides a variety of activities, the Basic program has seven modules, while the Premium program has eight. Each module can take up to 15 minutes to read, but completing the assignment in it can take up to one week. The Premium program also gives you access to Message Boards – which are pretty much like an online support group – where you can share your experience and learn from others. The Premium Members also get a Certificate of Participation after completing the program.
While everything about this program is commendable, but we like these three things the most:
- Medically as well as ethically sound
- Evidence-based and replicable
How you can help
You can become a part of the FFS Online program by becoming a facilitator. To join, just go to FFSFacilitator.com. You’ll be responsible for conducting the Freedom From Smoking clinic; your duties will include introducing techniques to the participants, coordinating different activities, and facilitating group meetings. Moreover, you’ll be responsible for helping the participants maintain their high levels of motivation and commitment with your personality, enthusiasm, knowledge, and empathy. In other words, you’ll be the foundation of the Freedom From Smoking®.
People in health education and health care industry make ideal facilitators because of their interest in healthy behaviors. The only prerequisite is that you must not have smoked tobacco in any form for at least 12 months.
Before you start, you’ll learn how to conduct sessions and group activities at the clinic, and how to handle the challenges you might face. This will not only build your capacity but will also allow you to help others start their journey to a better, healthier and smoke-free life. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping others who need motivation but don’t have anyone to help them. Join today and play your part in making the world a better place.