Smoking Cessation Program

Open to VSU Faculty, Staff and Students

Upcoming classes for Fall semester

Preparing to Quit Tobacco

Tuesday, Sept. 9 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
University Center Live Oak Room

This 1-hour session will provide you with tips and information to quit tobacco. Our facilitator is Traci Gosier from the South Health District.

Freshstart Series I

Each session is held on Wednesday from 4-5PM. August 27, September 10 and 17 on third floor of the Student Union Conference Rm. #1. September 3 in Student Union Conference Rm. #2. Sept. 17 in Student Union Meeting Rm. #2.

Freshstart Series II

Thursdays on September 4, 11, 18 and 25 from noon to 1PM. Meet on the third floor of the Student Union Conference Rm. #1.

Sign up for any of these sessions online using the Training Course Registration. 

What is Freshstart?

Freshstart is the American Cancer Society's free smoking cessation program. Freshstart is comprised of 4 one-hour group sessions over the course of 4 weeks.

Each session has 4 components:

1) Individual Attention
2) Strategies & Information
3) Review & Discussion
4) Assignments

How does it work?

Each session will have a trained facilitator to help run the meeting. The facilitator will track the average number of cigarettes each participant smokes prior to each session, and ensures that sessions stay focused and on time.

Who can participate?
Anyone who would like to quit smoking can participate whether they have attempted to quit before or not. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions whether or not they are meeting their goals.

What are the objectives for each session?
Session 1: To understand why I smoke and how my smoking affects me and those around me.
Session 2: To master the first few days off cigarettes.
Session 3: To master the obstacles to staying off cigarettes.
Session 4: To learn how to stay quit.

For additional resources or to request a series contact:

Tim Yorkey,, 259-5105

Smoke-free campus

VSU will become a Tobacco-free campus October 1, 2014 by policy of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Learn more