Free Smoking Cessation Course Begins In June In Chattanooga

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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 Wednesday, June 5, 2019, a new session of Freedom From Smoking will begin at CHI Memorial’s Center for Cancer Support. The class is offered every Wednesday for seven weeks from 3-4:30 p.m.  
 
"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," officials said.
"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 Center for Cancer Support is located in the Memorial Plaza building, 605 Glenwood Drive, Suite 307, Chattanooga, Tn. 37404.

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Marsy’s Law for Tennessee, a law designed to strengthen the rights of crime victims in Tennessee’s State Constitution, is being postponed for now due to the abbreviated legislative session in ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at YMCA Healthy Living Center at North River, 4138 Hixson Pike in Chattanooga, on Monday, June 1 from 8 a.m.-noon. "All ... (click for more)

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Living Well

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Breaking News

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Opinion

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