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CHH offers Free Virtual Interactive Smoking Cessation Classes

December 14, 2021

Make 2022 your year to kick the smoking habit.  Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) will be offering its popular Freedom from Smoking cessation program virtually via Zoom from the comfort of your home or office on your phone, tablet or computer, as part of our ongoing efforts to help smokers kick the habit and live smoke free.

The free virtual program features interactive 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.

The program will be offered on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 5 for seven consecutive weeks. Participants attend a total of eight Zoom classes with “Quit Day” scheduled midway through the program on Monday, Jan. 19.

“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, Registered Respiratory Therapist and longtime smoking program facilitator.

As a special incentive, the $75 program fee will be waived for all participants. Call 860.496.6538 to register or receive more information.

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. For more information about smoking and its dangers, visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.