is-it-your-time-to-quitIs It Your Time To Quit?

Are You:

  • Feeling short of breath?
  • Worried about chest pains?
  • Troubled by a persistent cough?
  • Worried about your money and your health?
  • Worried about your health
  • Worried about the example you are setting for your children or grandchildren?
  • Feeling lonely having to go out in the cold and the rain just to get a few puffs?
  • Is your doctor insisting that you absolutely Have to quit right now or risk the consequences?

If you are still smoking in light of:

  • All the evidence indicating how dangerous it is to your health
  • How much of a financial setback it creates.

In spite of all the negative physical, social, and financial impacts it is having on you, your attempts to quit have become derailed, then you are addicted and you need help to break free!

If you are really serious about quitting, we can help you! We have developed a tried and tested program that works–if you let it!

shutterstock_26239849If you really want to quit and have tried just about everything else, don’t despair:

Our Program Is:

  • Suitable for patients who are on medication such as Champix, Zyban or Nicotine Replacement Therapy
  • Those who wish to try alternative medicine modalities such as low-level (cold) laser or acupuncture.

We give you all the tools and techniques that you need to break free, but you have to take the responsibility to apply them.

yes Who Should Attend?

  • Only those who are sincerely motivated to quit.
  • Ideal for those who have tried to quit in the past and failed, but are determined to break free.
  • Ideal for those who have quit for prolonged periods in the past, however, relapsed, but are really serious about not being controlled by the tobacco any longer.
  • Ideal for those who have been told by their doctor that they must give up smoking and are determined to do so.

no Who Should Not Attend?

  • Anyone expecting a magic cure.
  • Anyone not willing to turn up for follow-up visits as needed.
  • Anyone being coerced or pressured by family or physicians, who has no real intention of quitting, but is just going through the motions to get them off their back.
  • Those who are not willing to take responsibility for their outcomes.
  • Anyone who is not prepared to do whatever it takes to be successful.
Study after study has shown that any treatment for tobacco addiction that does not include a behavioral component has little chance of success.  There are strong psychosocial factors that must be dealt with if you wish to be successful 
Why the Quit Program?

shutterstock_15912805This Is The Most Advanced Comprehensive Approach

To dealing with the physical, psychological, and social aspects of nicotine dependency being offered anywhere in the Province.

The Quit Program Is A Scientifically-Based Program

Drawing upon research in Medicine, Pharmacology, Addictions Theory, Family Systems Theory, Social Psychology, (Kurt Lewin’s Action Research and Change models), and Chinese and Auricular Medicine.

Don’t Let Any Health Issues Go Unchecked

Each participant will meet with the doctor, who takes a targeted medical history and screens for smoking-related health problems. The doctor will also explain the underlying mechanisms behind addiction, evaluates any previous attempts you have made to quit, and suggests an approach specifically tailored to your needs.

Learn How to Apply a Scientific Based Approach to Stress that Works Immediately

Many people rely on smoking to cope with stress, however, it does not work. Contrary to popular belief, Nicotine speeds up the heart rate, elevates blood pressure and stimulates the secretion of cortisol, the stress hormone. Smoking causes changes in the microvasculature damaging every organ in the body, creating what is known as ‘end organ damage’; not forgetting the carcinogens in cigarettes & cigars, which are associated with 40 different types of cancer. In short, smoking is a major stressor- physically, psychologically, and financially.

Smoking will Not relieve stress,  in this program, you will learn a scientific approach that does relieve stress, it works immediately and can be used in ANY situation.

no-need-to-waorry-about-weight-gainNo Need to Worry About Weight Gain

Worried about gaining weight? No need to worry. We have included a special section to help you reach and maintain your ideal weight, and to speed up recovery from the damage smoking has done to your system. This is new research that goes well beyond the Canada Food Guide.

Up to 12 Weeks of Follow-Up Visits

We want you to succeed, and to ensure that you do, you also get follow-up visits if needed, for up to 12 weeks.

A Comprehensive Workbook

Just to make sure you don’t forget anything, you get a comprehensive detailed Workbook with models, exercises and strategies you can apply right away and review as needed.


Your Facilitators

Dr. Denise Hyland

Dr Hyland has over 25 years’ experience in family medicine and was one of the early physicians in NL to incorporate acupuncture and holistic medicine into her practice.She has advanced training in lasers for cosmetic medicine, also in the use of low-level lasers for smoking cessation.


Steve JackmanSteve Jackman, B.A. (Psy.); MBTI cert; MSHRD (Honors); NCTAS

Steve has a Master’s degree, and decades of experience and advanced training in the use of the Lewinian Change Model, and is the ONLY Nationally Certified (CCAF) Tobacco Addiction Specialist in the Province.



What to expect in your first visit

shutterstock_72553426You will need to set aside three hours:

You will be seen by Dr. Hyland who:

  • Reviews your medical and smoking history.
  • Reviews the methods you’ve used in the past to quit.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness and side effects of past treatments.
  • Evaluates the degree of physical dependency you have on nicotine.
  • Discusses all of the methods available to help you get through the initial physical withdrawal and selects the appropriate method for you
  • Screens for early signs of COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease).
  • Identifies any other smoking- related health problems for follow up with your Family Physician.
  • Either does laser or acupuncture; and/or Prescribes medication if needed.

Then you are seen by the Nicotine Addictions Specialist, who:

  • Helps you better understand your motivation, and identify blocks or anticipated obstacles.
  • Helps you recognize your triggers.
  • Assists you in understanding family systems, beliefs and attitudes that contribute to your smoking behavior.
  • Explains Lewin’s Change Model and how it can be used to guide you through the stages of the change process.
  • Does a Force Field Analysis, revealing the driving and restraining forces acting on you at any given moment.
  • Deconstructs your experience involving cravings and your fears about quitting.
  • Reveals the elaborate strategy Cigarette Companies use to get you hooked.
  • Explains Action Chains and how to break them.
  • Helps you put a plan in place to deal with anticipated obstacles and peer or family pressures.
  • Supports you in dealing with self-concept, self-esteem or anxiety issues.
  • Gives you a solid grounding in the application of effective stress management and relaxation techniques.
  • Walks you through the Instant Calming Sequence that can be used in all Stressful Situations.
  • Provides up to date information for establishing healthy eating patterns to avoid weight gain and the use of anti-oxidants to help combat the damage caused by cigarettes;
  • Helps you understand the subconscious factors setting you up to have a relapse, the roles Delusion and Denial play in taking up the habit again.
  • Helps you deal with Feelings of Anger, Hurt, Frustration, Anxiety, Agitation, or Feeling Down without having to reach for a cigarette;
  • Helps you put a system in place so that you come out a winner!

You will leave with a comprehensive plan and action steps to put in place for your next visit.

You will be given a date for your follow-up visit to fine-tune your action plan and make any necessary adjustments.

It is our aim that, when you leave after your first visit, you will never look at a cigarette the same way again, and will be equipped with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to deal effectively with any urges to smoke.

Program Summary

The Quit Program is the ONLY Smoking Cessation program in the Province that:

  • Addresses the physical, psychological, cultural and social aspects of nicotine addiction.
  • Is facilitated by a Medical Doctor and the Province’s ONLY Nationally Accredited Nicotine Addiction Specialist.
  • Examines in detail the stages of ‘the change process’ and how you can incorporate them to your benefit.
  • Offers the latest and most advanced laser protocols.
  • Teaches you how to handle stress effectively and avoid weight gain.
  • Includes 90 Days of supportive aftercare.

If you are ready to quit and are really serious about doing so call: 579-5297 to make an appointment.

It is something you and your loved ones will benefit from for the rest of your life.