CHH Offers FREE Smoking Cessation

If you or someone you know has a resolution to stop smoking, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is offering its first Smoking Cessation Program of 2013 FREE to participants interested in kicking the habit for the New Year.

Sign up today for the Hospital’s upcoming smoking cessation program and learn how to stop smoking and start building a healthier lifestyle through education, relaxation techniques, and methods of preventing weight gain. The program is a series of 6 weekly consecutive classes that meet on Wednesdays. The next program is scheduled to begin early 2013 with additional classes formed periodically year round.

As a special incentive, the normal $75 program fee will be waived for all participants of the first program of 2013.  Call 860-496-9381 to register or receive more information.

“The program features six sessions led by a trained, certified clinic leader who understands the motivations and rationalizations of smoking, and uses a positive behavior change approach that teaches people how to become a permanent non-smoker,” says Sandy Markus, Program Facilitator.

According to the American Cancer Society Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes. For more information about smoking and its dangers, visit the American Cancer Society website at

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit for information.

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