CHI Memorial’s Rees Skillern Cancer Institute offers a free seven-week Freedom From Smoking program.
"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," officials 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."
New sessions begin Monday, Oct.
2 from 6-7:30 p.m. at CHI Memorial Community Health – Hixson, and Thursday, Nov, 2 from 4-5:30 p.m. at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Ooltewah. Participants in both sessions will be prepared to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16, a day used to encourage people to quit smoking or make a plan to quit.
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.
CHI Memorial Community Health - Hixson is located at 3905 Hixson Pike, Suite 103 in Chattanooga.
CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Ooltewah is located at 6401 Mountain View Road, Suite 109 in Ooltewah.