Courage to Quit® is an evidence-based group or individual tobacco treatment program for adults available in multiple formats with flexible content that can be customized for delivery. It is the cessation component of RHA’s integrated tobacco intervention program. Courage to Quit®’s effectiveness has been documented in the American Journal of Public Health. A smoker is more likely to pursue a quit attempt, with or without our program, when a health care provider uses Counsel to Quit® to encourage him or her.
Research shows that on average it can take over six attempts before a smoker successfully quits for good. Trained and certified Courage to Quit® leaders work collaboratively with the individual to build on past attempts, create confidence, and develop their skills and readiness. After completing the program, participants report higher-than-average cigarette use reduction, quit attempt, and quit rates.
Courage to Quit® is based on the work of Andrea King, PhD, a faculty member at the University of Chicago and licensed psychologist with a research background in tobacco and other addictions.