What can I expect from group counseling for smoking cessation?

Receiving counseling while trying to quit smoking - whether in person or via telephone or computer - has been shown to improve success rates. Repeated visits, calls, or chats with a trained counselor (usually a nurse or a therapist) increase long-term smoking cessation rates.
You may find that group counseling is the most appealing counseling option for you. It can give you the opportunity to interact with people who are experiencing the same things as you. Group counseling usually involves short presentations about the quitting process, group interactions, exercises on self-monitoring, a suggested tapering method in preparation for the quit date, development of coping skills, and suggestions for relapse prevention.

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