HiTOPS Smoking Cessation Program
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This is HiTOPS’ comprehensive, accessible, technology-based smoking cessation treatment program that is based on current research in tobacco dependence treatment. The program particularly addresses 18-24 year old smokers who are interested in quitting smoking.
The program consists of podcasts, text messaging and email access to the Nurse Practitioner who is a tobacco dependence treatment specialist for individualized counseling. Each podcast presents one of six smoking cessation topics Preparation for quitting, medications including nicotine replacement therapy, Avoiding smoking triggers, managing cravings, strategies for stress, and preventing relapse. Clients using the program can also opt to receive a text message a day for 30 days as added support. If they have additional questions they will be able to email the smoking cessation NP for personalized counseling.