Help smokers kick the habit

A seminar to train people how to
help others stop smoking will be held next month.

Upon completion of the training,
participants will take part in a quit smoking programme run by the Cayman
Islands Cancer Society.

The Cancer Society is offering the “Train
the Facilitator” seminar taught by Dr. Elbert Glover, developer of the
StartSmart™ Stop Smoking programme.

The course is suitable for medical
practitioners, those in allied professions and anyone interested in helping people
to quit smoking.

The course will be held on Saturday,
8 May, at the Governor’s Square boardroom, beginning at 9am.

Dr. Sook Yin, medical director of
the Cancer Society, said: “With the recent introduction of the Tobacco Act,
there has never been a better time for health professionals and others in the
community to come together and help their patients, family, friends and
colleagues quit this addictive and often deadly habit.”

The course costs $50, which is an
administrative fee and includes all materials. Participants will be asked to
make a commitment to assist the Cancer Society in offering the StartSmart™
programme to the public.

 A maximum of 28 people can be accommodated in
the seminar and pre-registration is required.

Anyone interested can visit or
contact the Cancer Society at 114 Maple Road between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday
to Friday, to pay and reserve their space.

The programme includes information
on developing an individualised assessment plan for each client using a
combination of group support sessions and pharmaceuticals, as well as relapse

While in Cayman, Dr. Glover will
address students in schools. He will also hold a workshop for medical
professionals on Friday, 7 May, from 6pm to 9pm at the Hibiscus Conference Room
at the Cayman Islands Hospital, which will provide attendees with CME credits.

While there is no charge for the
workshop, pre-registration is required as refreshments will be served. Contact
the Cancer Society by calling 949-7618 or emailing [email protected]