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Charlotte Hungerford Offering Free Smoking-Cessation Class

August 26, 2019

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington will be offering its popular Freedom From Smoking cessation program this fall as part of its ongoing efforts to help smokers kick the habit and live smoke free.

The free program features discussion and skill sessions led by trained, certified American Cancer Society facilitators who understand the motivations and rationalizations of smoking, and use a positive behavior change approach that teaches people how to become permanent non-smokers. Participants attend eight interactive classes with “Quit Day” midway through the session.

The program will be offered in Torrington on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm beginning Sept. 25 in the Conference Room at the CHH Hungerford Center, 780 Litchfield Street, Torrington, just up the hill from the main hospital building.

“In this step-by step program, participants will receive the personal attention they need to help them quit smoking and transition to a healthier, smoke free lifestyle through education, relaxation techniques, and methods of preventing weight gain.” says Sandy Markus, longtime smoking program facilitator.

According to the American Cancer Society, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet millions of Americans still smoke.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Freedom From Smoking cessation program starts Sept. 25 in Torrington. The $75 program fee will be waived for all participants. Call 860.496.6538 to register or for more information. Space is limited.