Activity - patient
Help with stopping smoking
Quitting smoking is a major issue in terms of cancer prevention, lending support to cancer treatments or simply improved quality of life. The objective is to give smokers the means to trial a stop smoking support programme and work at remaining non-smokers with the help of various techniques.
Quitting smoking is a major issue in terms of cancer prevention, lending support to cancer treatments or simply improved quality of life.
However, a considerable number of patients who smoke find it very difficult to stop their smoking habit and remain non-smokers. This is explained by the fact that tobacco addiction is influenced by genetic, physiological, behavioural and emotional factors.
A programme to make it easier to stop smoking and remain a non-smoker.
The programme comprises 7 separate sessions spread over 3 months. It focuses on learning different techniques for managing the emotions and behaviours associated with the desire and need to smoke. The programme also includes establishment and regular monitoring of nicotine replacements (patches, gum, etc.).
The objective is to give patients who smoke the means to trial a stop smoking support programme and work at remaining non-smokers.
Any patient with cancer or who has had cancer and is a smoker, aged over 18 years, is French speaking and who wants help with stopping smoking and remaining a non-smoker can take part in the programme.
With the financial support of the COCOM.
- Sara Oliver Ferrer
- +32 (0)2 538 03 27