CHI Health Saint Francis Medical Center issued the following announcement.
Start the New Year Tobacco-Free with CHI Health Sponsored Quitters Program. Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. It kills more than 480,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For people interested in starting the New Year tobacco-free, CHI Health is offering "Freedom from Smoking" classes. For more than 25 years, this leading American Lung Association tobacco cessation program shows participants how to quit tobacco - for good - in a small and supportive group setting.
During the seven-week, eight-session program, offered in Grand Island or Kearney, certified instructors will cover topics like knowing if you’re ready to quit smoking, lifestyle changes, coping strategies and stress management. Also included is a participant handbook, relaxation DVD and preparing for Quit Day tools.
The cost of the program is $25. Participants are asked to call in advance to register. In case of inclement weather, cancelation notifications will be shared via the CHI Health Facebook page.
First session of the seven-week, eight-session
program at the KEARNEY location:
Monday, Feb. 11
CHI Health Good Samaritan
104 W 33rd St, Kearney
Kim Burr, LIMHP, counselor and tobacco specialist at Good Samaritan
To register for the seven-week, eight-session program at the Kearney location, call (308) 865-7291 before Feb. 10.
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