Smoking Cessation Program

What is Freshstart?

Freshstart is the American Cancer Society's free smoking cessation program. Freshstart is comprised of 4 one-hour group sessions over the course of 4 weeks.

Each session has 4 components:

1) Individual Attention
2) Strategies & Information
3) Review & Discussion
4) Assignments

How does it work?

Each session will have a trained facilitator to help run the meeting. The facilitator will track the average number of cigarettes each participant smokes prior to each session, and ensures that sessions stay focused and on time.

Who can participate?
Anyone who would like to quit smoking can participate whether they have attempted to quit before or not. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions whether or not they are meeting their goals.

What are the objectives for each session?
Session 1: To understand why I smoke and how my smoking affects me and those around me.
Session 2: To master the first few days off cigarettes.
Session 3: To master the obstacles to staying off cigarettes.
Session 4: To learn how to stay quit.

For additional resources or to request a series contact:

Mark Williams,, 259-5111.

Smoke-free campus

VSU will become a Tobacco-free campus October 1, 2014 by policy of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Learn more