Smoking Cessation & Prevention Workshop

 Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death, as almost half of the people who do not choose to quit smoking, die of smoking-related problems. Choosing to quit smoking is the first step on your road to good health.hand holding lit cigarette

With this being said, quitting is not easy. You may have short-term effects such as weight gain, irritability and anxiety.  If you are ready to quit, but know that you can not do it on your own, the Dayani Center can help with their Smoking Cessation & Prevention Workshop!

Facts About Smoking

When and Where Do Classes Meet?

Our smoking cessation classes are offered in either a group or individual format. The group sessions meet at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center in the early evening for one hour weekly for a period of 8 weeks.

Individual sessions offer more flexibility and can be scheduled anytime. 

Who Is the Instructor?

Smoking cessation classes are led by Barbara Forbes, M.S.N, A.P.N., G.N.P., a nurse practitioner and former smoker.

What Topics Are Covered?

  • Awareness of tobacco use
  • Preparation to quit
  • Quitting
  • Following up to prevent relapse
  • Medications may be prescribed, if appropriate



Special consideration is offered for Vanderbilt Employees.

How Can I Sign Up?

Please contact the Dayani Center at (615) 322-4751 or Barbara Forbes at (615) 343-7309 for the class schedule.

To find out how this program can be offered at your worksite and tailored to the needs of our Corporate Members, please contact Regina Trainor, director of Corporate Wellness, at or (615) 322-2785.