Recruitment: AMS’ unique introductory seminar “The Choice is Yours” has inspired, motivated and empowered virtually every smoker at 4,000 work sites to re-start the quitting process.
Productivity: Smokers who have at the very least, learned to be ‘controlled’ smokers, do not require or take extra* extended smoke breaks. The elimination of the lost productivity results in a ten times return on the one-time investment, the first year and every year.
The Investment: $295.00 is the total one-time investment per smoker who requests the Training at the end of the “Choice is Yours” seminar. Regardless of where the smoker is in the quitting process, he or she can use the AMS Training as often as is required to complete the process to quit and stay quit.
The Outcome: Twenty percent** of smokers equipped with behaviour modification methods that enable them to ‘unlearn’ their psychological and habitual dependence quit and stay quit at 12 months. At five years, 42%** will quit and stay quit.
Training Content: On every occasion the AMS Training has been compared and evaluated for publication by third party cessation experts, it has scored higher than all other programs. Prior to its purchase, it has been evaluated by dozens of Ph.D’s, M.D. s, behavioral psychologists and clinicians on behalf of employers (attached AMS client list).
Training Delivery: The AMS delivery approach has been characterized as “a successful alternative” by the editors of the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health & Safety.
The AMS Training and methods have been endorsed by the editors of the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety. This four-volume tome is published every ten years by the International Labor Office in Geneva.
It contains the best practices and methodologies provided by more than 2500 experts from sixty countries. “An alternative and successful approach has been developed by Addiction Management Systems. This approach is based on the knowledge that change and the modification of behavior is a process which can be planned and managed using organizational and behavioural techniques.”
The content of the AMS Training has scored higher than all other programs on every occasion it has been compared and evaluated by third-party smoking cessation experts.
Smoking cessation programs do not reduce health and medical costs that are increasing by double digits every year. They don’t impact the productivity loss and behavior changes among smokers caused by workplace smoking bans.
Since 1997 participation in cessation programs has been less than 3%. In addition, the majority of participants are over 40. Unfortunately, even if efficacy was 100% among this chronological group, an employer’s smoker/non-smoker ratio will remain static.
According to “Smoking and the Bottom Line” (a Conference Board Report published in 1997), smokers spend 3 weeks of company time during ‘extra’ outside smoke-breaks. The AMS Smoking Management System eliminates these ‘extra’ breaks resulting in a ten times return the first year and every year.
During both authorized and ‘extra’ breaks, smokers “power smoke”. “Power smokers” are sick and absent more often and they require and use more prescription drugs than non smokers. Smokers who “choose” to use the AMS Training never “power smoke” again. They re-start the quitting process and, at the very least, learn how to ‘control’ when they smoke. ‘Controlled’ smokers smoke less, their health improves and their cigarette consumption and future smoking-related health risks are reduced by up to 50%.
When smokers are ready to make the necessary effort to complete the process and stay quit; according to “Methods to Quit Smoking” Fiore et al JAMA-1990- 20% will stay quit at one year and 42% at five years. These statistics reflect a study by AON/Hewitt Consulting. Of 115 smokers using the AMS Training, 23% quit at one year and there were 18% fewer absent days among smokers who had reduced consumption and learned to ‘control’ when they smoke .
Smoking restrictions cause “management” problems that include productivity loss, increased absenteeism and prescription drug use and morale erosion among non-smokers who resent the ‘extra’ time their peers spend outside smoking.
The solution for these “management” problems is not a smoking cessation program utilized by less than 3% of smokers. The solution is self-help, failure-free smoking ‘control’ training that is requested and used by all smokers to re-start the quitting process.