FFS Facilitator Training, Upstate's Healthlink Center, Syracuse, NY

The American Lung Association of the Northeast is pleased to offer Freedom From Smoking® facilitator trainings for those who are interested in helping adults quit smoking. This gold standard training program will prepare individuals to conduct an eight-session group program using the respective curriculum and materials. Freedom From Smoking is designed to help smokers understand their addiction to tobacco and give them tools to make quitting easier.


  • Have not used any tobacco product in the last year
  • Be experienced in and comfortable with conducting group programs
  • Attend the 1 ½ day Freedom From Smoking training workshop
  • Complete the Facilitator’s Agreement Form and abide by the Agreement
  • Conduct at least one workshop every two years

Dates and Times:
05/01/2014 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) AND 05/02/2014 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Upstate’s HealthLink Center
633 Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Cost: $250 ($350 value)

All participants will receive a copy of the Freedom From Smoking facilitator guide, a sample participant handbook with relaxation CD, additional resources/information, certificate of participation and access to the Freedom From Smoking Facilitator’s website.  A continental breakfast will be served on both days and lunch will be served on day one of the facilitator training. 


For program information and registration:
Marianne Zacharia, MS, CHES
American Lung Association of the Northeast
700 Veterans Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631.415.0947
Fax:    631.389.1078