News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center • November 2009 - Issue 52 Huntsman Cancer Institute Book Club
Join us once a month to share books about the life stories of some amazing and surprising individuals who meet life’s challenges and joys head on!
Try to understand why your loved one uses tobacco and the struggle it will be to give it up.
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enjoy. If your loved one has tried to quit in the past, think about some of the reasons it didn’t work. Also, spend some time exploring common ways to stop using tobacco.
Make a plan. List some ways you can help your loved one to quit. Identify activities you can do together to distract from cravings. Gather information about smoking cessation classes, telephone counseling, or medication. List ways to reward your loved one for his or her efforts.
Talk with your loved one. In a relaxed, private environment, share the steps on this list with your loved one and invite him or her to quit using tobacco. Apologize for any nagging or anger in the past, and express your concerns about addiction. Invite your loved one to quit smoking and offer support in doing so. If he or she does not feel ready, don’t take it personally. Reassure your loved one that you will help any time he or she decides to quit.
Visit the Cancer Learning Center on the 1st Floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute for a free copy of the booklet “How to Help Your Loved One Stop Using Tobacco.” You can also check out books, CDs, DVDs on smoking and other cancer-related topics free of charge.
Questions About Cancer?
Te Cancer Learning Center (CLC) gives you the answers you need—in person, by phone, or by e-mail. Te CLC library has more than 3000 books, videos, CDs, and audiobooks on a variety of cancer topics that anyone can check out free. Talk one-on-one with trained and caring staff, or send an e-mail for answers to your cancer questions.
Visit the first floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute Call 1-888-424-2100 toll free
Send e-mail to patient.edu
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday Free for everyone
Tis month, discussion of A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel continues. Library copies of the book are available at the Cancer Learning Center.
Thursday, November 19, 2009 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center First Floor, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Open to all Huntsman Cancer Institute patients, survivors, and caregivers
for current and former patients and their families
Tuesdays 5 – 6 p.m. Fridays 10 – 11 a.m.
For more information, call the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center at 801-587-4585
Share Stories with Future Generations
YourStory helps cancer patients, their families, and the public record the tales of their lives. Trained facilitators operate the equipment and help guide the recording session. Te first two hours of recording are free with a small charge for additional sessions.
To make an appointment, call the Wellness Center at
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