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Freedom From Smoking Class


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Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 11:49 am
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Press release submitted by RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall


HEALTH DEPT & HAMMOND-HENRY HOSPITAL OFFER FREEDOM FROM SMOKING


"HEALTH DEPARTMENT JOINS WITH HAMMOND-HENRY HOSPITAL TO OFFER FREEDOM FROM SMOKING COURSE IN GENESEO"

The Henry and Stark County Health Department and co-sponsor, Hammond-Henry Hospital announce they are pleased to offer a "Freedom From Smoking(R) Class." The program is a 7-Week (8 sessions) evidence based smoking cessation program from the American Lung Association.

Carrie Boelens, Community Health Educator with the Health Departments notes, "Freedom from Smoking (R)" is designed to provide the best possible information and supportive educational materials. The program offers a systematic approach to quitting. There is a logical progression from awareness of smoking dependence to actual behavior change. The program has a positive focus and emphasizes the benefits of better health and improved lifestyle habits. The activities provide individuals who smoke with proven strategies for changing their behavior and lifestyle."

The group will meet Tuesday evenings, January 8-February 19 (also Thursday, January 31) from 5:30-7:00pm in the Hammond-Henry Hospital Conference Room, 600 N. College St., Geneseo. Freedom From Smoking (R) is open for participants over the age of 18. A $25 registration fee includes all educational supplies and materials for the program.

Boelens adds, "In addition, Nicotine Replacement Therapy will be complimentary for all participants. Methods such as nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges will be provided through the Quitline. We're also now pleased to offer the prescriptive smoking cessation product Chantix through the Health Department. Numerous past participants have been sucessful utilizing Chantix to support their journey to becoming tobacco free."

As one past participant noted, "The interaction among other participants, information from the class, and the availability of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy made for a successful combination for me to finally kick the habit after 40 years of smoking."

Space is limited for this program. To register for the upcoming sessions, please call Carrie Boelens at (309) 852-7255. For more information call the Health Department at (309) 852-0197 or visit our website at www.henrystarkhealth.com or find us on Facebook at Henry and Stark County Health Departments.




















 



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