CHI Memorial’s Rees Skillern Cancer Institute offers a free seven-week Freedom From Smoking program that begins March 5. 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.
"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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 16 million Americans live with a disease caused by smoking.
It is the leading cause of preventable death, according to the American Lung Association," officials said.
Classes meet at CHI Memorial Community Health - Hixson, 3905 Hixson Pike, Suite 103, in Chattanooga. The class is offered every Monday for seven weeks from 6-7:30 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 you. There is no charge for the program.