Free Smoking Cessation Courses To Begin Around Chattanooga Area

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
CHI Memorial Medical Group practices are offering a free eight-session Freedom From Smoking program which 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.
 
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, officials said.
 
CHI Memorial Medical Group is now offering this cessation course at several practices in the Chattanooga area.
 New courses are beginning in June, July, August, and September.  Late afternoon and night classes are available in Chattanooga, Hixson, Ooltewah, and Ringgold. 
 
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 you.  There is no charge for the program.

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