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August 29, 2014 bchc-news

Get Effective Help to Quit Tobacco

american_lung_association_logoBuchanan County Health Center will be offering the Freedom From Smoking® program, an 8-week smoking cessation class for adults. Meetings will be held on eight consecutive Tuesday afternoons from September 23rd to October 28th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in meeting room A.

As America’s gold standard smoking cessation program for over 25 years, Freedom From Smoking® helps participants create personalized plans to overcome their tobacco addiction.

With a recent new edition, the program is based on the latest research on addiction and behavior change. It approaches the difficulties of quitting with a sensitive, supportive style. Studies show that people who use the program are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who try to quit on their own.

According to Jacki Schares, one of the certified instructors and Wellness Specialist at Buchanan County Health Center, the program is especially helpful because it’s taught by a trained facilitator who helps participants learn what triggers their smoking, when they’re most likely to smoke, and the best way to approach the quitting process.

The public can enroll in the program by calling 319-332-0850, Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. A minimum enrollment is needed. To assist scheduling, please call or email smcmahon@bchealth.org or drasmussen@bchealth.orgby Wednesday, Sept. 17.


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