Los Angeles Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training


Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) group clinics are led by certified facilitators trained by the American Lung Association. The training teaches facilitators how to lead the seven-week, quit-smoking clinics and use methods proven to help those who smoke create a plan to successfully quit.

The facilitator training helps participants understand the quitting process. Through lectures and group activities, participants learn the concepts, philosophy, materials and techniques used in our seven-week Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) program. Those who successfully complete the training will be certified by the American Lung Association as FFS Facilitators.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of effective group leadership
  • Facilitate each FFS module
  • Implement a variety of problem-solving techniques
  • Define key levels of communication skills

Most ex-smokers say quitting was the hardest thing they have ever done and it's the most important for good health. So if you are looking for a way to make the most difference in someone's life, this is it


Qualifications to become a Certified Facilitator:

  • Be someone who has not used any tobacco product in the last year
  • Be experienced in, and comfortable with, facilitating groups
  • Knowledge of tobacco prevention education and/or treatment (preferred)
  • Attend the one and a half day Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training Workshop
  • Purchase a Freedom From Smoking® license
  • Complete and abide by the Facilitators Agreement Form
  • Conduct at least 1 clinic every 2 years

Freedom From Smoking® Clinic Expectations:

  • The facilitator is responsible for providing each FFS clinic participant with their own participant workbook.
  • Materials/participant packets are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced.
  • Materials/participant packets are ordered from your local American Lung Association. Please request a price list.
  • Participant packet includes:
    - Participant Handbook (88 pages) filled with activities/worksheets
    - Relaxation CD which contains exercises that can be used with FFS and other Lung Association programs for adults

Additional one-on-one support is available to certified facilitators by the American Lung Association Lung Helpline (1-800-LUNGUSA, 1-800-586-4872). The nurses, respiratory therapists and quit specialists can provide additional guidance and resources to help facilitators lead successful clinics.

Los Angeles Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training

Embassy Suites Hotel LAX South
1440 E. Imperial Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

When: October 29 and 30, 2015
Time: October 29th: 9 AM – 4 PM
  October 30th: 9 AM – 2 PM

The cost of the two-day facilitator training is $350

Training cost does not include licensing fee or clinic materials. For more information about the licensing fee, please contact Zoila Reyna at 310.735.9179

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before October 16, 2015 and receive $25 off your registration fee.
Please note there will be no refunds given for cancellations.


The participant fee covers:
  • Facilitator Training with access to Facilitator website*
  • One (1) Facilitator Guide and one (1) Participant Handbook with Relaxation CD
  • Additional Resources/Information
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Snacks and Lunch
*Facilitator Website
Through a password-protected website, certified facilitators will have access to curriculum updates, Freedom From Smoking Basic Clinic Module, full scripted version of each clinical session, and marketing resources from the American Lung Association and Krames Stay Well.

This training covers tobacco cessation best-practices as well as Freedom From Smoking® program implementation. In order to receive all the benefits of this training and to host Freedom From Smoking® Clinics at your site post-training, you or your organization must purchase a Freedom From Smoking® license prior to the training. Participants who do not wish to implement the program or purchase a licensing agreement will receive tobacco cessation materials only.

To register for this training, please contact Zoila Reyna at 310.735.9179 or via email at zoila.reyna@lung.org.