You want to quit.  You’ve tried before. This time try something different, something more effective.

Sit to Quit is part of the Mindfulness Training for Smokers program developed by Dr. James Davis at Duke University.  

Sit to Quit was specifically designed for busy people using mindfulness skills to help them quit smoking and stay quit.

How does it work? Sit to Quit is a two week program that uses training in mindfulness  along with 5 personal video coaching sessions.

Training in mindfulness allows you to step back from being on automatic pilot and learn the skills to successfully manage cravings, urges and withdrawal.

This two week course consists of three videos, a 25 page workbook and two meditations to practice. Once you sign up you’ll be given access to all of this material, for life, and then set up for your first coaching session.

With practice, mindfulness becomes a mental habit that helps you achieve your goal of healthier living.

Sit to Quit is significantly more effective than nicotine replacement products alone, but it is recommended to use medication such as nicotine patch, gum or lozenges beginning on your Quit Day— usually two weeks after you begin the course. (Your physician may prescribe other medication if it’s appropriate for you).  

Six Month Quit Rates Comparison

  • Cold turkey 4%

  • NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) alone 3-5%

  • NRT with physician recommendation 10-12%

  • Chantix 14%

  • SIT TO QUIT 33%

Furthermore, as your Quit Coach I will guide you through strategies for quitting and getting through withdrawal symptoms.

Register as an individual to take the course and receive 5 personal coaching sessions either on the phone or video chat. (Contact me if prefer payment plan options).  Have 2 or more friends/family members that want to quit with you? Group coaching is available at a discounted price.

Mark is the only provider in the TriState certified to teach Mindfulness Training for Smokers that offers Sit to Quit.  

Here’s what you learn in Sit to Quit

  • Automatic behavior

  • Mindfulness

  • Starting a mindfulness practice

  • Mindful smoking (until you quit)

  • Mindful walking

  • Smoking triggers

  • Urge surfing

  • Mindfulness of addictive thoughts

  • Preparing for your quit date

  • Using medication to augment your program

    All amplified with 5 video coaching chats. Even if you’ve tried to quit before, Sit to Quit can help. Read the testimonials below. ARE YOU READY FOR THE LIFE YOU DESERVE?



Path to Nonsmoker

I have been a smoker for 24 years. The thought of quitting terrified me. Mark and his program removed my fears and set me on easy path to become a nonsmoker.

-Minds at Peace Participant for Sit to Quit smoking cessation course


Incredible Course

I have tried quitting countless times. Mark and his teachings are very different from the rest of the programs I have tried. I do believe I have the proper tools and confidence to stay a nonsmoker.

-Minds at Peace Participant for Sit to Quit smoking cessation course



What about vaping? Or Chewing?

So far there are no published peer review clinical studies with Mindfulness Training for Smokers in regards to vaping with Juul, similar products or chewing tobacco. In fact there’s very little research with any method for these forms of nicotine . However vaping and chewing can create an addiction to nicotine just like smoking. Using the same methods included in Sit to Quit, along with the private coaching, may help someone who is motivated to quit vaping or chewing tobacco.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • But wait, aren't all smoking cessation programs really the same?  

    Glad you asked.  Mindfulness Training for Smokers was designed to treat smokers with high-level stress, anxiety, or who have had multiple relapses in the past. Developed with the expertise of the country's top mindfulness and addiction researchers, MTS combines medication, skills training, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness training.

  • How does mindfulness help me stop smoking?"

    Mindfulness is a skill that benefits individuals personally by decreasing stress, depression, anxiety and chronic pain.  It leads to an increase in self-compassion with a decrease in self-judging thoughts. Mindfulness provides the space to consider options before reacting to a trigger out of habit, i.e. lighting up a cigarette.  Simply put, mindfulness is the opposite of "mindlessness."

  • Will insurance cover the cost?

    All Marketplace plans are required to provide a smoking cessation benefit.   Each plan is different and may have unique provider requirements. Contact your plan for information.   Since I am the only provider of Mindfulness Training for Smokers (MTS) in the TriState, most likely your insurance representative won't have heard of MTS.   However if the plan offers "counseling" benefits for smoking cessation they may apply for the entire or partial cost, or part of Sit to Quit. Please note I am not a Medicaid provider and cannot bill Medicaid even if your physician provides a referral.

  • How much is Sit to Quit?

    Less than a month of smoking cigarettes. $187 provides you all the materials for life, but 5 personal expert coaching sessions.   I highly recommend you consider how much money you spend per year, every year on cigarettes. That of course doesn't begin to cover the healthcare costs you may be currently experiencing or will most likely incur in the future from your tobacco use.  By choosing to engage with MTS and the Sit to Quit course you are making a major investment in your length and quality of life. Payment plan options are available.



Looking for a physician to assist you with medication while engaged in MTS?  Here's a current list (updated frequently).

  • Dr. William Sawyer 513-769-4951 Sharonville

  • Dr. Martha Orabella 513-564-3960 Norwood

  • Dr. John Schroeder 513-564-3960 Norwood

  • Dr. Jay Rissover 513-745-9993 Blue Ash