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How to Take a Smoking Awareness Class

There is a wealth of free smoking awareness information on the web. If you are in search of a specific smoking awareness class, most in-class ones are aimed towards youth. They usually teach youth the dangers of smoking, why not to smoke and strategies to prevent from doing so. Most classes are run by universities or major organizations, for examples The Tobacco Awareness Program put on by the Marry Lanning Healthcare and the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Class.

Alternatively, if you want more of a self-help approach that combines user-friendly information and an organized curriculum, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website contains smoking health facts, strategies of how to quit and other useful resources. Other self-help comprehensive websites include the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) and the National Cancer Institute’s Smoke Free campaign.

Smoking Cessation Websites

Whether you choose to take a smoking awareness class or visit a website; the benefits are immense. The following list highlights the types of resources offered by free websites:

  • Questionnaires—A variety of quizzes to help you analyze your smoking habit.
  • Facts and Statistics—Published surveys or studies done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as other sources.
  • Support—Expert advice and support by those who have successfully quit and how they did it. In addition, most sites have a helpline that is available 24/7.
  • Tools—How to manage your smoking habit as well as ways to cut back or quit entirely.

Not all websites will offer full service information about how to quit smoking, some do so at a charge. Although there are plenty that are free of charge and very thorough in their advice and willingness to help. There is a huge support group of websites that are willing to help an individual learn the consequences of smoking, how to quit and do so successfully.

Be aware that some are independent groups have not put together a comprehensive set of tools to stop smoking, so check their credibility (i.e. are they a government or accredited organization).