Courage to Quit® Adult Smoking Cessation Program

Quitting smoking is a challenge you do not have to face alone.

If quitting smoking is your goal, RHA’s Courage to Quit® program can help you get there. Courage to Quit® is a stop smoking program that may be available to you one-on-one or as part of a group. Each session includes information, practice skills, and support to help you reach your smoke-free goal.

Courage to Quit® is based on the work of Dr. Andrea King, a faculty member at the University of Chicago and licensed psychologist with a research background in tobacco and other addictions. The program’s effectiveness has been documented in the American Journal of Public Health.

Our trained and certified Courage to Quit® program leaders are committed to help you achieve your smoke-free goal. They come from different backgrounds, including nursing, social work, and community organizations. Leaders are not current smokers.

There are two versions of the program: the Full Program is six sessions, with the quit day scheduled for the third session. The Short Program is three sessions, with the quit day scheduled for the second session. Every Courage to Quit® program begins with an orientation so you can decide if this is the right program for you.

Courage to Quit® sessions help you make a personal quit smoking plan, identify your triggers to smoke and gain new skills to deal with those triggers. You will learn about quit smoking medication options and strategies to prevent relapse. Courage to Quit® works to build your confidence to start your new tobacco-free life.

Are you ready? Below is a list of current offerings – find a leader or a program near you:

Carbondale

For more information about Courage to Quit® programs in and around Carbondale, IL, click here.

Chicago

Courage to Quit®: Chicago Quits

For a list of additional Courage to Quit® programs offered in Chicago, visit our Chicago Quits page.

Courage to Quit®: Employment and Employer Services

Location:  2910 S. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL
Dates:  Next program not yet scheduled
Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free – program for Chicago Housing Authority residents only
For more information and registration:  Contact Jennifer Annen at (312) 429-5930

Courage to Quit®: Gilda’s Club Chicago

Location:  537 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL
Dates/Time:   Ongoing
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Contact Kathleen Boss at (312) 464-9900.

Location:  Mount Sinai Medical Center – 1501 South California, Chicago, IL
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Contact Kathleen Boss at (312) 464-9900.

Location:  Advocate Christ Medical Center – 4440 W 95th St, Outpatient Pavilion, Ground floor (corner of Kilbourne and 95th), Oak Lawn, IL
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Contact Kathleen Boss at (312) 464-9900.

Program Type: Full & short English

Courage to Quit®: Heartland Human Care Services, Inc

Location: To be determined
Dates:  Begins mid-March 2018
Time: To be determined
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free – program for Chicago Housing Authority residents only
For more information and registration:  Contact Chenetta Kirksey at  312-718-3475 or ckirksey@heartlandalliance.org

Courage to Quit®: Metropolitan Family Services

Location:  Lowden Homes
Dates:  April-June 2018
Time: Tuesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free – program for Chicago Housing Authority residents only
For more information and registration:  Contact Danielle Washington at 312-343-6669 or washingtond@metrofamily.org

Courage to Quit®: Rush University Medical Center

Location: 1620 W. Harrison St. Ste. 04527 Chicago, IL 60612
Program Type: Short English
Audience: Open to public
Registration: Call 888-352-RUSH (7874) for upcoming program dates and to register

Courage to Quit®: University of Chicago

Location:  Supportive Oncology conference room, 6th Floor – Room 6601, University of Chicago DCAM Building, 5758 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL
Dates/Time:  Groups meet Mondays at 11:45 a.m. and Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Program Type: Full, rolling
Fee:  Most insurances accepted – please call for more information.
For more information and registration:  Call Psychiatry Intake at (773) 702-3858 to schedule an appointment.

Courage to Quit®: UCAN

Location:  UCAN FamilyWorks Roosevelt Office, 5420 W. Roosevelt St, Ste 314
Dates:  3/8/2018 – 4/19/2018
Time: 12pm – 2pm; 5pm – 7pm
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free – program for Chicago Housing Authority residents only
For more information and registration:  Contact Anne Kaeding at 773-864-0345 or anne.kaeding@ucanchicago.org

 

DeKalb

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

Location:  Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $25 per person and refunded if all sessions are attended
For more information and registration:  Register online under “Quit Smoking.”

Evergreen Park

Courage to Quit®: Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Center

Location:  Health Education Center, Women’s Center, 1st Floor, West Pavilion, 2800 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Program Type: Short English
Fee:  $20
Registration:  Call (708) 423-5774 for more information and to register.

Courage to Quit®: Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Center

Location:  Health Education Center, Women’s Center, 1st Floor, West Pavilion, 2800 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Program Type: Short English
Fee:  $20
Registration:  Call (708) 423-5774 for dates and times.

Oak Park

Courage To Quit®: Rush Oak Park Hospital

Location: First Floor, Conference Room C, Rush Oak Park Hospital, 520 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park, IL
Dates/Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Spring 2018: Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 22
Summer 2018: Thursdays, July 26, August 2, 9
Fall 2018: Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20
Program Type: Short English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  For more information or to register for the program, call 708-660-4636. Registration required.

Park Ridge

Courage to Quit®: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Location:  The Center for Advanced Care 1st floor, 1700 Luther Lane, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Dates/Time:  4/10/2018-5/29/2018; Ongoing
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $15
For more information and registration:  Register online using Code 8C13 or call 1-800-3-ADVOCATE (1-800-323-8622).

Sandwich

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital

Location:  Valley West Hospital, 1302 N. Main Street, Sandwich IL 60548
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Program Type: Short English
Fee:  $25 per person and refunded if all sessions are attended
For more information and registration:  Contact the Community Wellness coordinator at 815-786-3962 or vwwellness@kishhealth.org. Está disponible en español.

Skokie

Courage to Quit®: Skokie Health Department

Group Programming

Location:  Skokie Health Department, 5127 W. Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077 (lower level)
Dates/Time:  Wednesdays, May 2 to June 13, 2018
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $15
For more information and registration:  Residency is not required, but you must call (847) 933-8252 to register in advance.

Support Group

Location:  Skokie Village Hall, 5127 W. Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077 (lower level)
Dates/Time:  Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Call (847) 933-8252

 

Want to bring Courage to Quit® to your community, campus or workplace? Interested in helping others quit? For more information about Courage to Quit®, contact Lainie Kast, Program Manager, via email at lkast@lungchicago.org or by phone at (312) 628-0241.