Free Smoking Cessation Course Begins Sept. 7 At CHI Memorial

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

CHI Memorial’s Rees Skillern Cancer Institute will offer a free seven-week Freedom From Smoking program that begins Sept. 7.  The program helps participants learn how to beat tobacco addiction, lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, stress management, how to avoid weight gain, and how to stay smoke-free for good.

"Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, according to the American Lung Association.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 16 million Americans live with a disease caused by smoking," organizers said.

 "Freedom From Smoking is an American Lung Association program that has helped more than one million Americans overcome an addiction to nicotine during the past 30 years."
 
Classes meet at CHI Internal Medicine Group, 605 Glenwood Dr., Suite 300. The class is offered every Thursday for seven weeks from 5:30-7 p.m.
 
The program is designed for a small group setting.  Anyone who has a desire to stop smoking should call 423-495-7778 to register for a class at a location convenient to them.  There is no charge for the program.



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