Breathe Free: The Plan to Stop Smoking

A program designed to aid the smoker in developing self-assurance and confidence in the cessation process. Breathe Free assists participants in becoming knowledgeable and active in the process of behavior change, opening up to them a vision of personal choice, individual responsibility, freedom to act, and power to direct their own lifestyle. It helps them find confidence in their ability to regain control of their lives. Breathe Free seeks to empower the individual to reach four major objectives: physical preparation, mental conditioning, social support, and spiritual regeneration. The revised Breathe Free plan consists of nine sessions, one and a half to two hours in length, lasting over a period of four weeks. Periodic home visits and phone or written contacts are very helpful. This inc...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.