We still have room in our Freedom From Smoking Group Quit Program, on Tuesdays at 4pm at DAP! It kicks off on July 9, and you must attend this first meeting to participate in the group. Call (760) 992-0469 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Sometimes, quitting with a buddy makes all the difference. We encourage you to bring a friend, and be ready to make new ones. The free-of-charge group is open to the public, as well as DAP clients.
This eight week quit smoking program is the same Freedom From Smoking Group Clinic that has helped hundreds of thousands of people become smoke free! Led by Cory Pulver, you will learn:
- – How to know if you’re really ready to quit
- – Medications that can increase your success
- – Lifestyle changes to make quitting easier
- – How to prepare for your quit day
- – Coping strategies for managing stress & avoiding weight gain
- – How to stay smokefree for good
Smoking and HIV
Smoking is a serious health threat for everyone, but it’s especially dangerous for people living with HIV. Smoking raises your risk for heart disease, cancer, serious lung diseases and infections such as pneumonia, and other illnesses. People with HIV are more likely to develop these harmful consequences of smoking than those without HIV.
Quitting smoking can help people with HIV have a better quality of life and fewer HIV-related symptoms. When you quit, your risk goes down for many serious illnesses, including heart attacks and pneumonia.