The Purpose & Mission of CMATCH
The method you find here has the earmarks of a successful venture.
How can you know what is an effective tobacco cessation method?
Researchers have found that it should offer:
- Individual, group, and telephone counseling -- Success increases with treatment intensity
- Practical counseling—problem-solving skills/skills training
- Social support
- At least 2 weeks of active intervention (coached) and at least 4 weeks of mentoring
- If a Rx is used, counseling should be combined with it—the more intense the more effective
- Opportunity for reinforcement in the early maintenance stage of cessation
Taking Control – and the support of a mentor and the health care provider--fits that description . . . and it is free—and renewable—you can repeat it until you get it right!
Nicotine addiction is such a serious insidious public health problem that we have revised our marketing plan--it is free to the support group and free to the user. Instead, a donation procedure is designed on this site for users and sponsoring organizations to submit funds at will which are pledged to contribute toward the expenses of this site, revisions as needed to Taking Control, and getting the word out.
CMATCH = Case Managed Approach to Tobacco Cessation Help
CMATCH offers the program Taking Control where you don’t just quit tobacco, you start living!
Taking Control is written and produced by a Nurse Educator and patterned after evidence-based practice in behavior change strategies that are successful in helping individuals gain the victory over addiction to nicotine.
Proceed to the Options page where you will select online video option or audio option. Then Go to Day One. Success to you!
Life-Changing Consequences of Tobacco Use
Simulation of Cigarette Debris Building Up in the Lungs
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - latest statistics
Paradoxical Actions of US Government and Tobacco Industry
Immediate Smoker Savings in Quitting, by State
Truth Initiative - Inspiring Tobacco-Free Lives
To Contact Us for Help
CMATCH -- a Christian non-profit endeavor -- is developed and maintained by
FrameWork Health, Inc.,
Linda Royer, RN, PhD, President & Owner
Taking Control - Copyright 1993, 1999; Updated 2013, 2018