Archive for Thursday, January 4, 2007

Smoking cessation classes available

January 4, 2007

The Douglas County Community Health Improvement Project and Lawrence Memorial Hospital have two opportunities to help area resident become tobacco free.

Residents may attend the "Nitty Gritty of Smoking Cessation," a one-hour talk by Charles Yockey, M.D., with motivating tips on cessation at 7 p.m. Monday, or participate in LMH's Fresh Start program, a three-week class beginning Jan. 11 that will meet to help an individual quit smoking.

Both opportunities are free to the public, but registration is requested at 749-5800.

A toll-free Kansas Tobacco Quitline is also available by calling 1-866-KAN-STOP (1-866-526-7867).

Experienced cessation counselors work with the caller to prepare for a quit date and help them make a free personalized quit plan. The one-on-one telephone counseling sessions are scheduled at times convenient for the caller. Callers are encouraged to call the Quitline as many times as possible to help them meet their goals.

For more information about the Kansas Tobacco Use Prevention Program, visit the Web site at www.kdheks.gov/tobacco.

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