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NNCC has experience managing successful smoking cessation programs, working with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Mercy Hospital, and the American Legacy Foundation.
This program targets low-income minority smokers living in poor communities that are disproportionately affected by the burden of tobacco-related health problems.
Participants set goals, develop short-term coping strategies, and then develop long-term strategies to maintain a smoke-free lifestyle. Counselors meet with participants for the first seven weeks to provide support and motivation. Upon graduation participants can continue to meet in monthly peer support groups.
Assists low-income African Americans who are interested in reducing and quitting smoking. The program uses peer support, health education, and aims to show participants real signs of progress.
Participants build relationships with their peers who are also trying to quit, and have exercise buddies. Participants are regularly screened at health centers for lung volume, blood pressure, BMI, and fitness level to show progress.
Results: The program had a 38% success rate for participants, and one-month follow-ups showed a 50% success rate. The program also demostrated a significant improvement in lung capacity and BMI.