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Health Department Notes - Stop smoking program offered

Although the first steps can be hard, finding your path to a smoke-free life is easier with the right help. The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking® program is a proven way to quit smoking - and stay quit - even if you’ve tried before and went back to smoking.

The Woodford County Health Department is pleased to offer this program.

With the Freedom From Smoking® program you will:

• Choose a quit day about three weeks from now, then create a personalized plan to get ready for it.

• Build strategies for managing stress, avoiding weight gain and staying active during your quit, and after.

• Share your experiences with others going through the same thing in our online community.

• Learn how quit-smoking medications can increase your chance of quitting for good.

• Get live support from the quit-smoking specialists at the Lung Help Line.

• Enjoy 24/7 access from your desktop, tablet or smartphone.

Freedom from Smoking® works because it’s all about your quit journey. Every person’s experience with quitting smoking is different. The Freedom From Smoking® program uses proven activities and tools to help you understand your own relationship with tobacco and how to say good-bye to smoking for good.

Anyone interested in the Freedom from Smoking® program is encouraged to attend. There will be no charge for the class. The program begins Feb. 12, at the health department. Sessions will be on Monday afternoons from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Registration is required to attend.

To register for the program, or for more information, please contact the health department at 873-4541.

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