Fall Smoking Cessation Classes Begin in October

 


Snow Hill, MD- Leaves are changing and autumn is in the air; it is a great time to breathe better and stop smoking. The Worcester County Health Department’s free fall smoking cessation classes begin in October. Worcester Health is committed to helping smokers establish new behavior patterns that lead to a tobacco-free lifestyle. With the smoking cessation class, Chantix, gum, patch, lozenges and other aids to help individuals quit tobacco are available through a voucher program.

Join one of the smoking cessation classes available throughout Worcester County starting this month:

• From 2-3 p.m., Mondays (October 22-Jan. 7) at the Snow Hill Health Center, 6040 Public Landing Rd.
• From 4-5 p.m., Wednesdays (October 24-Jan. 9) at the Berlin Health Center, 9730 Healthway Dr.
• From 5-6 p.m., Thursdays (October 25-Jan. 10) at the Pocomoke Health Center, 400 Walnut St.

Professionally trained instructors can help participants break the smoking addiction. The smoking cessation course consists of seven sessions covering stress management, weight control, assertive communication, how to develop a quit plan, relapse prevention, and physical activity.

Vouchers are available for nicotine replacement therapy such as the patch, gum, or lozenges. Vouchers are also available to help offset the cost of Chantix for individuals meeting specific program requirements.

For more information or to register, call 410-632-0056.

 

 

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