Smoke Free For Life Facilitator Training

Smoke-Free for Life

Smoking & Vaping Cessation Training

Are you a health educator interested in learning an easy and comprehensive way to teach your community to quit smoking, vaping, or chewing tobacco?

Breathe PA, an organization dedicated to helping people with lung disease to live healthier lives, has created a program called Smoke-Free for Life. This program has helped thousands of people quit and stay smoke-free to the rest of their lives.

We now offer this program to educators through our Smoking & Vaping Cessation Training. This training, provided exclusively by Breathe PA, provides health educators with the information and tools they need to teach members of their community to quit smoking & vaping.  The program focuses on the individual needs of nicotine and/or vape users through customized quit plans, trigger management and success strategies.

Which Training Program Is Right For You?

If you are an educator looking to train a group of people to stop smoking & vaping, then Breathe PA’s Smoke-Free for Life Facilitator Training program is right for you!

This training is designed for:

  • Community-based health educators
  • Health care professionals, such as nurses and respiratory therapists
  • Drug and alcohol treatment staff
  • Wellness coaches

There are two options to learn Smoke-Free for Life:

  1. This 3-hour virtual program teaches you cessation basics.
  2. This 12-hour in-person program teaches you advanced cessation curriculum and counseling skills.

Introductory Smoke-Free for Life Facilitator Training

This 3-hour live online introduction course gives individuals the ability to educate others in their community about the fundamentals of quitting. Training dates are available monthly. The program cost is $99/participant.

This course will help you…

  • Develop a baseline insight about tobacco and nicotine dependence
  • Gain an understanding of the cycle of addiction
  • Obtain an ability to communicate quitting options
  • Earn the qualifications to implement the Smoke-Free for Life Program

 Advanced Smoke-Free for Life Facilitator Training

Advanced Smoke-Free For Life Facilitator training spans over two days each with a 6 hour live in-person course each day. The Advanced training teaches individuals the ability to implement the Smoke Free for Life training program to its fullest capacity in their community or workplace. The advanced training is held at Breathe PA’s office in Cranberry Township, PA three times per year. Breathe PA staff may conduct on-site trainings within southwestern PA upon request for a minimum of 5 participants. The program cost is $250/participant.

This course will help you…

  • Execute the training with all the appropriate materials
  • Provide comprehensive treatment plans to participants
  • Understand the pharmacologic use of FDA-approved medications for smoking cessation
  • Gain the ability to provide motivational interviewing and counseling
  • Prepare for the CTTS (Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist) exam

American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) continuing education credits are available upon request to qualified individuals. Registrants must select that credits are requested upon registering for the training. All participants that complete the training will receive a certificate of completion and be qualified to facilitate the Smoke-Free for Life program in their community.

October 2022

12 & 13

Wednesday & Thursday

May 2023

9 & 10

Tuesday & Wednesday

July 2023

11 & 12

Tuesday & Wednesday

Download Our Free “Quitting Options” Worksheet

If you are interested in the “Smoke Free For Life” facilitator training program you can download a sample of one of our worksheets included in the class materials that are included with the program. This is our “Quitting Options: Every method works – you just have to MAKE it work!” This provides a condensed explanation of all the most effective methods to quit smoking or vaping as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each of these particular methods. These materials are free and come with no obligation. We encourage you to learn more about the “Smoke Free For Life” Facilitator training so you can further your efforts to help others quit for good.

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Program Information

For more information about the Smoke-Free For Life program, contact:
Rebecca Kishlock, BA, CTTS
Tobacco Cessation and Education Programs Associate
Office: (724) 772-1750