The DAM Quit program is focused on maximizing crew buddy support. It uses new technology such as laser acupuncture, as well as traditional smoking cessation aids, like the nicotine patch and lozenges, to curb the urge to smoke cigarettes.
Custom tools were developed to assess the progress of each participant and to create a system of support and encouragement. The goal is to keep participants motivated to stay in the program long-term, so that they may benefit from a lasting, healthy behavioral change. The Oosterdam is the second ship in the HAL fleet to implement this program.
Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.