Nicotine patches are the key to getting people to show up. When they did not offer, Dey sits alone in the classroom.
Once they get patches, and learn how to use them safely, participants attend mandatory classes every Friday for the next four weeks, learning about nutrition, health, exercise, and how to live without cigarettes. Nolty Department of Health and the nurse share their wealth of knowledge about the impact of tobacco on the body and help participants to recognize the way they feel better, even when they go through the torment of nicotine withdrawal.
Like others before her upcoming surgery done Day to reflect on the state of her health, and to reconsider their life choices. She is extremely motivated to quit smoking for good.
Nolty said that many people in the first session could go for a short time, but picked up the habit again after recovering from surgery.
Dey tried to quit smoking for at least four times before. It is not uncommon, Nolty said, because the average smoker tries to quit seven times before he or she is successful.
Success rates for the program is not officially a health department still – they still have to do follow-up and formal analysis – but Nolty, who was with the participants every week, there are preliminary figures.
In the first six weeks of the test program, where participants were divided between two points, two of the 14 participants still smoking today.
Nolty said five people were enrolled in Paquin Tower and nine were of oak towers. Department of Health refused to confirm the success, though Cooperstock said she is happy with the program and partnership between the Department of Health and Housing.
Although the numbers may seem low, Nolty said she expects the program’s success rate of about 15 percent.
According to the 2009 review of the literature published in peer-reviewed nicotine and tobacco research journal, research has shown that people who live in smoke from 50 to 70 percent more likely to stay cigarette-free than the people who live in places where others are still smoke.
In addition, according to the researchers, “study consistently found a complete ban on smoking at home were helpful and partial restrictions on smoking at home is practically no different from the effect.”
Cooperstock said that many people will keep on smoking in public housing; housing authorities have been some reaction to the smoking policy of the smokers who feel discrimination, so the house was designated non-smoking.
Nevertheless, Cooperstock do not believe smokers can take smoking movement in person. “Smoking is not an inalienable right,” she said. “You can change your status smoker. You can quit smoking.”
However, the smoking cessation program is voluntary and is intended to help people with limited resources to quit smoking. The task of overcoming nicotine addiction, as you know, it is difficult even for those who can afford to give up smoking with the help of a doctor.
No one living in social housing will be forced to resign, Nolty said, because it would be a waste of resources. “You can not stop smoking if they really want to go,” she said.