CHI Memorial offers a free seven-week Freedom From Smoking program to help 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.
On Monday, Nov. 4 a new session of Freedom From Smoking will begin at The Chattanooga Heart Institute at CHI Memorial in the Guerry Heart and Vascular Center. The class is offered from 3:30-5 p.m. every Monday for seven weeks.
"Smoking affects the heart and blood vessels and is one of the most preventable causes of heart disease," officials said. "It’s never too late to quit. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term health benefits including lowering your heart rate and blood pressure and reducing your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. We offer these classed to help people improve their health and be successful in quitting smoking."
Freedom From Smoking is an American Lung Association program that has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans overcome an addiction to nicotine during the past 37 years. 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 the class. There is no charge for the program.
CHI Memorial’s Guerry Heart and Vascular Center is located at corner of Chamberlain Avenue and Robbins Street, Entrance A, Chattanooga, TN 37404. The class will be held in The Chattanooga Heart Institute’s conference room in suite 1009 on the ground floor. Free valet parking is available at Entrance A until 6 p.m.