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Looking for a way to quit?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Putnam County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program, in collaboration with CHANCES for Indiana Youth and Putnam County Hospital, announces Freedom From Smoking, a smoking cessation program developed by the American Lung Association.

The program emphasis is on for people to quit smoking for the long term. The pitfalls of relapse will be identified and plans will be developed to prevent these relapses.

Freedom From Smoking will begin on Feb. 5 and will last for seven weeks, ending on March 19. The class will be held every Tuesday evening from 6--8 p.m. in the third floor classrooms at the Putnam County Hospital. The cost of this seven-week class is $125 with the benefits of quitting successfully being priceless. Each participant is expected to attend all seven classes.

"With New Year's resolutions still fresh in people's mind and with fewer public places to smoke, there has never been a better time to quit," says Alia Hazel, director of the Putnam County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program. "The benefits of quitting are apparent almost immediately. Within 20 minutes after you smoke that last cigarette, your body begins a series of changes that continue for years, including your heart rate dropping, your sense of taste and smell improving, and your risk of heart attack and heart disease decreasing."

The Putnam County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program, in collaboration with CHANCES for Indiana Youth and Putnam County Hospital, announces Freedom From Smoking, a smoking cessation program developed by the American Lung Association.

The program emphasis is on for people to quit smoking for the long term. The pitfalls of relapse will be identified and plans will be developed to prevent these relapses.

Freedom From Smoking will begin on Feb. 5 and will last for seven weeks, ending on March 19. The class will be held every Tuesday evening from 6--8 p.m. in the third floor classrooms at the Putnam County Hospital. The cost of this seven-week class is $125 with the benefits of quitting successfully being priceless. Each participant is expected to attend all seven classes.

"With New Year's resolutions still fresh in people's mind and with fewer public places to smoke, there has never been a better time to quit," says Alia Hazel, director of the Putnam County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program. "The benefits of quitting are apparent almost immediately. Within 20 minutes after you smoke that last cigarette, your body begins a series of changes that continue for years, including your heart rate dropping, your sense of taste and smell improving, and your risk of heart attack and heart disease decreasing."



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