Free Webinar: How to Start and Maintain a Smoking Cessation Group

Posted by Kristin Harms

Mar 14, 2017 11:31:35 AM

The California Smokers’ Helpline and its training and technical assistance arm, the Center for Tobacco Cessation, are pleased to host this free webinar on Thursday, March 23rd from noon to 1 pm PST, How to Start and Maintain a Smoking Cessation Group.

Webinar Overview

Group-Class-Shot.jpgSmoking cessation groups have been a mainstay of cessation interventions for years, but starting and maintaining groups can sometimes prove challenging.  In this webinar Ken Fitzgerald from the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Zoila Reyna, MPH from the American Lung Association will offer insights, tools and resources for getting cessation groups up and running and for keeping them going:

  • Ken will discuss the development of the Stop Tobacco And Nicotine Dependence (STAND) curriculum which was created as part of the smoke-free parks and colleges initiative, as well as recognize key partners and potential uses in local settings. 
  • Zoila will discuss how to successfully facilitate tobacco cessation groups for adults and how the Freedom from Smoking Facilitator Training content has helped healthcare professionals in clinical settings address tobacco cessation needs in their own organizations.

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Ken Fitzgerald | Director of Student Services and Support
Stanislaus County Office of Education

Ken-Fitzgerald_200px.jpgKen has been coordinating public health and prevention programs in Stanislaus County since 2002.  His experience includes leading policy initiatives for smoke-free outdoor areas in parks and colleges  He also helped develop the Protecting Health And Slamming Tobacco (PHAST) Youth Coalition, which has grown into one of the largest tobacco prevention youth coalitions in California.  Ken led in the development of the tobacco cessation curriculum known as Stop Tobacco And Nicotine Dependence (STAND).  He provides training and technical assistance to schools and community organizations to support student wellness and strengthen school climate. 

Zoila Reyna, MPH | Charter Director of Health Education
American Lung Association in California

Zoila-Reyna_200px.jpgZoila trains and supports health professionals throughout California in tobacco cessation programs in both clinical and public settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Health from UC Davis. She has 10 years of experience in program management, community engagement, and public health programs for underserved populations, in both rural and urban areas.



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