Upstate's sixweek support program is a free service. "The first two weeks are planning and preparing to quit," explains [Cynthia Cary]. "The group quits together on the third week and reports back to the class two days after the quit day. Then the last three weeks work on stress management, relapse prevention and benefits of exercise."Upstate's Tobacco Cessation Program provides worksite programs for employers who want to help employees quit. "The benefit of having Upstate's program brought to their worksite is that people can attend during their workday without having to add yet one more thing to their busy after-hours schedules," says Cary. "Many employers are adopting tobaccofree policies and this is a way to demonstrate support for their employees without making it feel like it's a punitive policy change directed solely at smokers."Helping people quit may be more important than ever. "The product they smoke today isn't the same as the product they smoked 15 to 20 years ago," points out Cary. "It's far more addictive now due to the chemical manipulation of tobacco by the tobacco companies."
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